Apparently there are ranting mobs who do, and many in the media who give them a platform for spouting off, in exchange for the mobs' providing them with footage that can attract an audience.
The law is not the place for amateurs. We do not need legal issues to be determined by academics, the media or mobs in the streets.
Every society has orders and rules, but not every society has the rule of law -- "a government of laws and not of men." Nor was it easy to achieve even an approximation of the rule of law. It took centuries of struggle -- and lives risked and sacrificed -- to achieve it in those countries which have some approximation of it today.
To just throw all of that overboard because of mobs, the media or racial demagoguery is staggering.