Only in America
An appeals court has rejected a Texas man’s claim that blood-alcohol limits for drivers are unfair to alcoholics. After his fourth DWI, Ralph Friesenhahn argued that alcoholics have a higher tolerance and shouldn’t be judged by the same blood-alcohol standards as “temperate drinkers.” But the court was unpersuaded. “You’re not being punished for being an alcoholic,” said prosecutor Sammy McCrary. “It’s the driving that’s the problem.”
A white Princeton professor is under fire for using racial slurs while teaching a course on racial slurs. Prof. Lawrence Rosen asked students whether it was worse for a white man to punch a black man or call him “a n-----?” Several students walked out, but Rosen says he can’t teach his course, “Hate Speech, Blasphemy and Pornography,” without quoting examples of hate speech.