Thursday, July 01, 2004

Death on the 4th of July

Let me take a moment to recommend that everyone read David Neiwert's new book, which he talks about here. It's an excellent book on hate crimes. The book is well-designed, with chapters telling the story of a specific hate crime event and the murder trial that resulted alternating with chapters discussing hate crimes and hate crimes laws/enforcement more generally. It addresses a lot of misconceptions that exist about the issue, and substantial discussion about the importance of dealing with these issues.

An excellent read. Go order a copy.