Fashion designer John Galliano has lost his job for making anti-Semitic slurs; he may now lose his freedom as well. French prosecutors have announced that Galliano will stand trial on charges of making racist insults in public, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $31,400 fine, reports Reuters. The charges relate to two incidents, one last month and one in October of last year. [newser.com]
Wow – you just don’t want to mess with the French, do you? I really like living in America. In America, you can say whatever you want, and while people may not like you anymore, they don’t throw you in jail. C’mon France – grow up. Read our constitution and maybe take a few hints. No, it’s not perfect, but it’s a darn good idea.