It's a pretty horrid stew of racism, bureaucracy, and police overcharging.
It's so horrid, some Freepers come out defending this kid. But they get shouted down by a chorus of those who just want bad things to happen to Muslims, legitimately or otherwise.
I am as amazed that the more sane Freepers stay in the company with this level of bigotry as I am with the Nazi mindset in our midst.
Difficulty: no re_nortex, who is always amazing at pushing these stereotyping-based subjects juuuust into the realm of absurdity should you care to check him out.
silverleaf is an apologist for handcuffing innocent kids, because clocks look scary:
gee wonder why the cops questioned him for a long time an never felt like they were getting straight answers?Timber Rattler is torn between the facts and his prejudice against Muslims:
That’s why the kid did the perp walk- to tell his story down at the precinct
any kid walked out of a school by the cops for any reason is in cuffs - sop, seen it
any anyone thinks this was an overreaction- how’d you like to find this under your airline or subway seat?
OK, I'm kinda torn on this one. At first glance, and considering that the kid is a Muslim, it does look very suspicious:fwdude thinks this wasn't a big deal, because he was never fourteen I think:
However, once it was established that it was just a clock, that should have been the end of it, instead of making the kid do the perp walk in cuffs. Irving probably just bought itself a very expensive lawfare suit from CAIR/ACLU.
The kid and his parents need to lighten up. He’ll have one HECK of a story to tell his progeny.fwdude is also torn, but has time to urge some second class citizenship for children of immigrants:
I’m torn, here. I think that such harsh treatment was over-the-top and unnecessary, but it should have still been thoroughly investigated without denigrating the kid.mbarker12474 seems to think the professionals at the White House are as silly about electronics as he is.
I DO think that if the parents/family are not native citizens or have any foreign ties to Islamic nations, this investigation should be especially thorough.
We should make 1000 of these and send them to the White House. Label them “Science Project Clocks for Obama & Hillary” since that’s what they seem to believe they are.dfwgator saw a pic, and the kid isn't white!
Looks like a future ISIS soldier.It would be hilarious satire, but dfwgator is serious:
I say it radicalizes this kid even more.Black Agnes also assumes all Muslims are terrorists:
Training to make IED’s at a later date.AndyTheBear blames Islam for this:
Was paranoid and wrong to arrest the kid.I guess Nachum thinks all clock-users should be arrested:
The blame for the paranoia I think can be morally assigned about 2% to those arresting the innocent kid, and 98% to the false prophet Mohammed and those that continue to carry out atrocities following his barbaric example and teachings.
All this little 'clock' needed was some explosives.Nachum follows up with some more unthinking contempt:
With all due respect, it looks EXACTLY like an IED.doc maverick wonders if false flag:
Glad they arrested the little sh*t. Hope they look at his phone and computer too.
You’re right and I’m smelling something fishy about it all. I think it was a set-up.Eagles6 agrees - being innocent is just another Muslim plot!
Looks very suspicious. Methinks this yute was trying to intimidate the infidel, trolling for a lawsuit or both.rrrod lays bare what most of them are rationalizing around:
Howzabout buying a $10 watch from the dollar store?
he should have been arrested for being a cultist.......DJ MacWoW joins the 'arrest all Muslims' bandwagon:
Really? And what would YOUR attitude be if YOUR son or daughter was harassed and cuffed by the police for absolutely nothing. Would you “lighten up”?OK, I'm going to cheat a little and showcase a bit of re_nortex's savvy:
Weeeell. My kid isn't from an ethnic group that's intent on killing infidels so it would be an entirely different situation.
For a while there when I started the initial thread on this, I was getting hounded for my hardline stance concerning mooselimbs, regardless of how nerdy they pose themselves. It seemed like the KKKOS KKKiddies or the DUmmies had infiltrated Free Republic.This Muslim hate, it's worse than it's been in the past. Or at least more explicit, isn't it?
You're a true Patriot, DJ MacWoW, and your work here on this site is always appreciated. May God Richly Bless You!