Friday, August 15, 2008

Be a prick, go to jail.

Another charming development for free speech and the right to be a public jerk.

Apparently, intimidation is now a crime so long as you do it with racial overtones... and so Jeremiah Munsen from Alexandria, La. gets to spend four months in prison for driving around a civil rights rally with a noose tied to his truck.

Tacky? Sure.
Racist? Probably.
Juvenile? Oh yes.
Criminal? Apparently so...

This is another blow to the principle of  free speech and I wonder how long until we reach European standards and start prosecuting anyone who says anything that is deemed racially insensitive? I imagine not long...

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