So, police in Irving, Texas handcuffed, fingerprinted, and mug shot a fourteen year old for bringing a homemade clock to school.
Ostensively. But it's hard to avoid the conclusion that he was really arrested for the joint crimes of being (a) black and (b) Muslim in America.
Here's a link to the DALLAS MORNING NEWS's reportage, by far the most interesting part of which is, if you scroll down, the embedded two-minute video interview of the clockmaker.
This isn't the way things were in one of my favorite books growing up, THE MAD SCIENTISTS' CLUB. Alas.
THE WIFE SAYS
Curses! We would have gotten away with our Jade Helm 15 coup d'état in Texas if not for those meddling cops arresting a skinny 14 year old boy with a home made clock.
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