My cheap thrill of the day?Being quoted a Village Voice article about a girl fight:
"This case is a classic illustration of why the hate crime statutes are problematic, says Bronx lawyer David Feige, an outspoken critic of them. 'These laws sound good--that's why they were passed. But they serve no purpose except to give prosecutors an even heavier bat. They don't deter criminal acts in the least. It's complete political posturing.'"