Unlike the Law of Moses, which the crime was the issue, the Code of Hammurabi was based upon who did what to whom. A rich person could kill a poor person and only have to pay financial restitution to the family. On the other hand if a poor person harmed a rich person the punishment was almost always death. American law is primarily based upon the Law of Moses, the crime being the concern. However more and more with the addition of hate crimes and protect groups such as cops and gays, we are reintroducing the concepts of the Law of Hammurabi, it is more important to consider who did what to whom. If you kill a straight white guy it is just murder but if you kill a gay female cop then they charge you for much much more. Because gays, women and cops are protected groups. We are not all equal under the law, as said in Animal Farm, some are more equal than others.