One problem with making it someone's frigging job to seek out and prosecute "hate crime", i.e., thought, is that you occasionally end up accusing innocent people of racism, a despicable trait, on the basis of another's weird paranoid trip.
In her complaint, Burpee wrote Kopala was a dangerous man who had spread hate, damaged her reputation and created fear in the workplace for black people like herself.The visitor from the Bureau paused as she saw the inimitable investigator's eyebrow arch, his nimble mind absorbing her explanation. Holmes puffed on his pipe thoughtfully, staring off into space. "Watson," he drawled in a particularly resonant tone, "what do you make of this woman's story?"
"Well, to be entirely frank with you, old boy, it sounds, rather, like she's completely f..."
Holmes cut in, rising swiftly to his feet and donning his topcoat. He was half way out the door before I could react.
"Obviously the hatemonger is still out there. Pack your pistol, man, and send a cab to inform the Inspector that his Commission's been barking up the wrong cafeteria table leg again!"
And what is this:
Burpee accused Kopala of smearing her reputation by telling her assistant she had removed the posters herself.She is accusing him of...
Does anyone know:
1. What was on the posters?
2. What was on the hate literature?
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, September 28, 2004