Ah, more hate crime idiocy... Boy, 12, charged with hate crime for attempting to rip religious head scarf off head of classmate Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_...ts_12yrold_boy_hate_arrest.html#ixzz1IBsmE2rt This thug is a loser, plain and simple. He's been aggravating this poor girl for a while. Why is a hate crime needed, though? Throw the book at this cretin. But stop it with the hate crime silliness. Would they have punished him as much had he ripped a True Love Waits ring off a Baptist girls's finger? I doubt it. But even if I'm wrong...this guy oughta be punished for his actions based on the actions themselves. And those penalties should be scary harsh. Frankly, I say public beating and a day or two in the stocks would be a good start. If that doesn't work, make him serve as Barney Frank's intern. That'll scare anybody straight! Quit elevating victims to different levels based on their victimhood PC status. Folks are equal...start punishing folks equally (and for goodness' sake...nail this guy to the wall! He's a news headline waiting to happen.