he/she will probably find a way especially if there are more serious charges accompanying the slur charge. We've just seen the DA in Texas trying to get Delay for offenses that were not crimes.
I recently suffered a significant theft in Chicago. While reporting it, the police made it clear that they thought I was stupid (I was a little bit) and lying to collect insurance. Law enforcement is not 'friendly' and is not particularly trustworthy.
This is a serious question. I've been thinking about this in light of the Duke case, but then there have been other cases in the news lately talking about similar situations (calling out names, or calling someone a name). Is it actually a crime to call someone a name? The original 911 call in the Duke case alleged that racial slurs were shouted at them as they drove by.
Distateful, immoral, deplorable ... yes, all those and more. But is it criminal?