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Is Name-Calling a Crime?


What next? Aggressive teasing? From Drudge: “A woman accused of using racial epithets while waiting for food at a Connecticut Taco Bell drive-through window was arrested Wednesday. Jennifer Farrelly, 19, of East Windsor, has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color and second-degree breach of peace.” Now, no one condones the use of racial epithets. But can you really be “charged with ridicule” in the United States of America? (Thanks, hard-working Kevin.)