From the NY Times:
Walking down a street in Flushing, Queens, long after the lights had come up on the Friday-night movie they had gone to see, a group of teenagers spotted a double-parked Lexus sport utility vehicle with a man asleep inside. The authorities said they hatched a plan to break into the S.U.V., put the man — a marketing executive for a Chinese-language newspaper — in a chokehold and steal his cash and car.
It was not the first time the youths had preyed on Asian men in Flushing, the authorities said, but this time it was more than robbery.
On Wednesday, two of the teenagers, Chris Levy, 17, of Harlem, and Cory Azor, 16, of East Elmhurst, Queens, were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court in the strangling of the man, David Kao, 49, early Saturday. Mr. Kao, 49, worked for The World Journal, which bills itself as the largest Chinese-language newspaper in North America.
A third suspect, Keron Wilthshire, 17, was charged with possession of stolen property, the Lexus.
If they only targeted Asians, then why were they not charged with a hate crime?