“On Wednesday, August 20, two 20-year-old men were arrested and charged with criminal trespass and criminal damage to property for allegedly vandalizing a fountain in front of Cardinal Francis George’

“On Wednesday, August 20, two 20-year-old men were arrested and charged with criminal trespass and criminal damage to property for allegedly vandalizing a fountain in front of Cardinal Francis George’s residence… The media would have been the first to raise the question of whether a possible ‘hate crime’ had been perpetrated, if such a crime had been committed in front of the home of a homosexual community leader. Yet while it is totally reasonable to assume the vandalism in front of Cardinal George’s residence could have been a hate crime, this possibility was readily dismissed by the press…”

“The vandalism against the home of Cardinal George and the media’s coverage of the story indicates the idea of what is or is not a ‘hate crime’ may have more to do with politics than it does justice.”