Interrogating the evidence in high-publicity 'hate crimes', and the way it has been used and misused in the media, and by parties to the matter..
This site also has a broader goal: in the tradition of the Errol Morris film "The Thin Blue Line" it aims to use the specific case at hand to shed a bit of light onto broader questions of epistemology: how is it that we come to think we 'know' something, and what kinds of errors lead to bad conclusions? This site also has a more specific interest in what can an cannot be concluded from audio/visual media, and the many mistakes of omission and commission commonly made in the interpretation of A/V material
Comments offering actual evidence in the cases under discussion, or rational analysis of either evidence or news coverage, are welcome. All comments will be moderated, and reviewed before appearing on the site (which might take me awhile,sorry). Any comments expressing bigotry against any parties will be deleted, and the authors will be banned. Any 'facts' derived from external sources must be clearly attributed with proper citations. A certain degree of speculation is allowable, as long as it is consistent with known facts, and clearly labeled as speculation.