The wrath of the online video takes shape: a Maryland grand jury has indicted two teenagers on hate crime charges for last month's awful, sickening beating of Chrissy Polis, a transgender woman, in a god damn McDonald's. The beating was helpfully recorded by a heroic bystander, who did not step in to prevent Chrissy Polis from being beaten.

I believe hate crime charges to be redundant tools of political posturing that stand in conveniently for more substantial and worthwhile measures. But somebody sure better go to jail for a while, one way or another.

[AP]