Here is my philosophy on racial slurs or homophobic slurs or any kind of slur. If the word comes out of your mouth in the heat of the moment, that means it is not the first time you have used that word, and probably use it frequently. Yesterday, Alec Baldwin was confronted by a female reporter from The NY Post and asked about a lawsuit involving Hilaria Thomas. Seems like a fair question. Instead, Alec grabbed the arm (photographed above) of the woman and said he wanted to choke her to death. The photographer who covered the incident is African-American. Alec then called the photographer a coon and crackhead. The reporter got the audio and turned it into police. Alec also called the police and said the reporter was harassing him. Sounds like Alec might have committed a hate crime. Racist taunts and threats to kill. If he was some average guy and said it, you don't think the police would investigate it as a hate crime?