hate crimes on Townhall

Thomas Sowell - Wed Nov 20

Brent Bozell - Fri Sep 27

Benjamin Bull - Thu Apr 26

Efforts are currently underway in Spain to criminally prosecute Catholic Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Plà of the diocese of Alcalá de Henares. It seems he had the audacity to deliver a homily from the Bible during a Good Friday mass extolling the virtues of the sinless life. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Mar 21

After Dharun Ravi was convicted of "bias intimidation" crimes that carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, many people wondered why he had rejected a plea deal that would have kept him out of jail. Ravi's lawyer explained that the 20-year-old defendant's parents "didn't believe their son acted with hate, or bias, and they didn't want him labeled like that for life." But it turns out you can be convicted of a hate crime without hating anyone, which only compounds the injustice of laws that punish people for their bigotry. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Feb 29

The day Tyler Clementi discovered that his roommate at Rutgers University had used a webcam to spy on him as he kissed another man, he described the incident to a friend during an instant-message chat. "It could be interpreted as a hate crime," the friend suggested, according to a recent New Yorker article by Ian Parker. Clementi's reply: "hahaha a hate crime lol." ... more

America - Mon Nov 21

Bill Randall, an African-American running for congress, is subject to a hate crime. And no one cared. So his campaign made this video. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Oct 12

"The Coptic Hospital tried its best to deal with the sudden influx of casualties," wrote Carr, a Cairo-based journalist and blogger, in her firsthand account of Sunday's deadly attack on Christian protesters by the Egyptian military. "Its floors were sticky with blood and there was barely room to move among the wounded." ... more

St. Louis - Thu Sep 29

He wrote a poem in support of Israel - and he has scars to prove it. ... more