John Galliano faces charges for racist slurs – no free speech in France

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. []

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.