Two recent news topics trouble me: the bill over harassing homosexuals and the incident of Megan Meier, who was cyberbullied.

These topics highlight a major problem in our legal system: Immoral actions have to be specifically spelled out in law before they can be prosecuted. Few would argue that the cyberbullying was a crime. Furthermore, did you know that you can harass a white, straight man all you want without legal threat?

Why can't we just say that harassing people is a crime regardless of who is being harassed or how?

Meili T. Tark

Orem