Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Hate Crimes?

I read this on the ABC news site today:

So-called hate crimes are on the rise, with dozens killed in racially motivated attacks so far this year.

Now I know this is a very serious issue (especially for those belonging to minorities in Russia) but I couldn't hold back a snigger when I remembered hate crimes in Life on Mars:

Sam Tyler: I think we need to explore whether this attempted murder was a hate crime.
Gene Hunt: What as opposed to one of those I-really-really-like-you sort of murders?