SHADES OF GRAY
He mowed a racial slur in the grass of an open field.
The cops charged him with intimidation and harassment. What the slur said the cops didn't divulge.
I'm thinking this Burlington County, N.J., man may have had too much time on his hands.
Maybe he was in a dispute with a neighbor or found that full-length white sheets and pointy hats were a little too warm to wear at the after-hours, cross-burning meetings in the Pinelands.
Or maybe he was expressing his artistic side like street punks in inner cities who pen graffiti on buildings. Then again, maybe he's just fed up with political correctness.
It's safe to say he wasn't aware of the impact of his bias crime even if (to be politically correct) he had mowed a swastika on the grave of Klaus Barbie.
This 19-year-old needs to learn a little bit about living with those different from himself.
Obviously, he didn't he learn anything from watching "Star Trek."