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  • Tuesday, February 07, 2006

    The price of being brown in America

    From Democracy Now!:

    [T]he Capitol Police, Secret Service and FBI have launched an investigation into why a U.S. citizen of Indian descent was detained for over an hour after he attended the State of the Union as a guest of a member of Congress. Police said the man resembled someone on Secret Service photo watch list. After Bush's address ended, 10 law enforcement officers surrounded the man as he exited the chamber of the House. They whisked him away to a room where they questioned him for close to an hour. After the incident the man told his Congressman, Alcee Hastings, that the experience was "maybe just the price of being brown in America."

    3 Comments:

    At 2/07/2006 10:36:00 am, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

    That's shameful isn't it. There's no excuse, although I imagine some of the rabis right wingers would attempt to make excuses.

     
    At 2/07/2006 10:39:00 am, Blogger Jez said...

    TS, do you mean 'rabid'? Be careful, you wouldn't wanna be accused of being anti-semitic(-;

     
    At 2/07/2006 11:57:00 am, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

    Oops, yes, I meant rabid, thes is too close to the d. My fingers aren't working properly today :)

     

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