Chris Matthews Shows Problem with Hate Crime Laws

The debate over what hateful word may have been spoken by George Zimmerman before he shot Tayvon Martin seems to me a good example of what's wrong with the notion of hate crimes. Watch Chris Matthews embarrass himself on the premise that muttering a slur would demonstrate the shooter's intent...

It sounds to me like the "f word"... and another word which is clearly recognizable... as a racial slur... we cut it off there, I don't know why we cut it off there...

Zimmerman used deadly force, and whether he did that with cause or not should decide his fate.