Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
There’s no question that graffiti is a crime, but the punishment for this should be in line with other graffiti cases. Prosecuting graffiti that criticizes illegal immigration and the Democratic Party as a hate crime sets a very troubling First Amendment and general legal precedent.
The left would like nothing more than to criminalize all criticism of illegal aliens. This could be their foot in the door.