In the midst of a social media backlash joined by the likes of Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, police announced Wednesday that the teen’s arrest on Monday resulted from a “naive accident” that doesn’t warrant prosecution.
Young Ahmed Mohamed brought a homemade electronic clock to school. Teachers thought it could be a bomb, police were called, kid was hauled off in handcuffs.
- In a world of “If you see something, say something,” I think the school did the right thing by calling the cops.
- If the cops didn’t call in the bomb squad — and as far as I can tell, they didn’t — then they didn’t think it was really a bomb. And if they didn’t think it was really a bomb, there was no reason to arrest the kid.
- As for the handcuffs, if the local police use them on white students, then they’re ok to use on Ahmed.
- Lastly, Obama has invited the kid to the White House and both Bristol and Sarah Palin have weighed in against. Who cares?