"A white man accused of yelling racial remarks while intoxicated and then punching two Hispanic men was scheduled to be arraigned Monday on hate-crime charges. "Man arraigned on hate-crime charges" (March 29): Yelling racial remarks is a matter of freedom of speech, which the offended party has civil recourse for any real or perceived harm to one's personal or social reputation. Intoxicated equals a drunk in public charge. Punching two men equals simple assault and battery. Being biased is not any kind or form of crime. The Constitution was written specifically to protect such speech and to forbid such subjective punishment. If not, we would all be in jail, including the district attorney, judge, lawyers and guards.
George Orwell was correct in many ways in his book 1984 regarding the incessant public mind control. It's arrival was just a little latter than 1984.
Published - The Daily Pilot - The LA Times Group April 5, 2011