Thursday, September 17, 2015
Yes it's my fault for reading the comments at newspaper sites, but I am struck by the number of people who express the idea that arresting Ahmed was a perfectly acceptable thing to do. It was a fucking circuit board. They're in every goddamn piece of electronics we all own, at various sizes. It was not a bomb. He did not say it was a bomb. If you ripped open your laptop you would find something similar. A bomb requires something that goes boom, not some chips on a circuit board. It's 2015. We have all seen circuit boards. Circuit boards are not bombs. This is ridiculous.
by Atrios at 15:00