February 11, 2010

Lancaster CA - Hate Crimes Harbinger?

C.A.I.R. "free speech for me but not for thee"

Mayor R. Rex Parris said in his address that Lancaster was "growing a Christian community," and after controversy developed he issued an apology. City Councilwoman Sherry Marquez posted on Facebook comments about a Muslim honor killing on the East Coast, thought better about it, and pulled the comments an hour and a half later. She has also apologized[WTF?][...]

Parker (Antelope Valley Human Relations Task Force chairman) said the apologies were helpful. But the Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a federal complaint against both parties. Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute complains that the case demonstrates that hate-crimes laws chill free speech.

Indeed!

h/t Chip

By Stable Hand at 08:51 AM | Comments |