Thursday, January 5, 2017
Just Not Right
When a mentally-disabled young white man is kidnapped and tortured by blacks in Chicago, it is not a "hate crime", even though the culprits are verbally attacking whites throughout the video they recorded of their dreadful deed. When a white high school boy tapes his black schoolmate eating fried chicken and mocks him, this is considered a "hate crime". Maybe it is time to ditch "hate crime" laws and simply prosecute people for their criminal actions, rather than what is presumed to be the motive for those actions and to leave free speech alone. Speech that is innocuous needs no protection. Only speech that some or even many find offensive needs the shield of the First Amendment.