protestors charged with "ethnic intimidation" ??

A group of gay rights disrupted the Southern Baptist convention in St. Louis today. The AP article says they will be charged with several things including “ethnic intimidation.” What’s that? Is that an old fashion version of hate crimes?


Found this, although it’s for Pennsylvania. The basic principles still apply, though–“ethnic intimidation” comes under the heading of “hate crimes”. See your local statutes for details.