Monday, June 18, 2007

"Hate Crime" on Esplanade?

The Boston Globe reported a hate crime on the Esplanade. A woman jogger was sexually assaulted by a large, unknown male. ("Sexual assault on Esplanade reported" 6-18-07)

Oh, wait a minute. That's not a "hate crime". She wasn't a member of a victimized group. In fact, the man may turn out to be innocent. Maybe he was just "expressing his gender identity."