Sean Spicer defends handcuffing a 5-year-old American boy for hours at an airport immigration checkpoint


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/31/sean-spicer-defends-handcuffin.html


#2

Evil. I don’t know how else to describe these people anymore.


#3

It’s hard to imagine them going any lower.

Yet they always seem to find a way.


#4

Waaaaaaat?

Okay, gloves off, now.


#5

oh, sure, SURE: singling him out by age and gender is wrong, but ethnicity and/or religion? TOTALLY FAIR.


#6

No, also a violation of law.


#7

I’ve learned that there are few things more dangerous than rich white males.


#8

Sure. Just look at that 70 year old man baby asshole he works for.


#9

This has always been the case in humanity up to now.

P.S. JK, the world has always been brown because of geography and access to resources and latitude and the Sun, our star…but, some folks elevated themselves to think their lessening melanin meant something more than relative proximity to the Sun. It doesn’t. We’re human first, culture second, economy third, and religion fourth. While religion and race are social constructs, economies aren’t and humanity isn’t. Grow up. Help the species, or you’ll be eaten by it…

P.P.S. Poem 2: Electric Boogaloo.


#10

How did we get to a point where “it is not cool to handcuff a 5-year-old citizen for hours for no goddamn reason” is suddenly a partisan issue??


#11

I know, right? We need a cyber-hug.


#12


Made ya look.

Twice.


#13

You have to respond to these bullies in language they understand: Sean Spicer is scared of a 5-year-old. Sad! [I think that’s under 140 characters]


#14

So just because he’s a… boy… doesn’t mean he’s not… dangerous?

This might be the first time I’ve encountered this idea.


#15

Do you know what’s dangerous?

The complete degradation of human rights because of fear of “terrorism”.

Look up the word before 2001.

It’s “everywhere” and you can never defeat it. Constant war.


#16

Yes, of course I agree that that’s dangerous.

I think this administration is obscene. I think detaining innocent people because they had the temerity to be born to the wrong parents is obscene.

I was only commenting on the strange wording: “To assume that just because of someone’s age and gender that they don’t pose a threat would be misguided and wrong.”

We don’t typically say about boys or men, “Sure, they’re male. But they could be dangerous anyway!”


#17

Boys are always dangerous. This is military codification.

Perhaps you should check your epistemology.


#18

This is a kindergarten kid, and he could pose a threat?

When the Jews were imprisoned, the Japanese interned, when Indians were massacred, they included the kids too. Could pose a threat, you know.


#19

The War on Terror has always been a War on Human Dignity.


#20

No one thinks I’m saying detaining this kid makes any sense, do they?