It was hard to watch, but I had to see it.
The video posted to WorldStarHipHop.com that showed Brandon White being assaulted outside of an Atlanta corner store drew views from around the world. As of today, it's been watched more than a million times.
Local activists are understandably angry at the anti-gay crime, but a new focus on pushing Congress to regulate websites like WorldStarHipHop.com is misplaced.
“I believe websites like World Star Hip Hop have a responsibility to report this type of activity to some type of law enforcement agency,” said Devin Barrington-Ward of Change Atlanta in a statement released today. Barrington Ward was an organizer for the Feb. 11 rally held at the scene of the video-taped attack.