Friday, May 24, 2019

Citizen of Spain? Name, Please

5/23/19 Fox New York City:
Tuesday evening U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Niagara Falls Station responded to a report of a man swimming across the Niagara River, just south of the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls....
Agents responded to the scene, arrested the suspected swimmer and two other individuals believed to be involved in the incident. The suspected swimmer and one of the individuals in the vehicle are citizens of Spain. A third subject who was revealed to be the driver of the vehicle was determined to be a citizen of the United States.
"This individual placed himself in extreme danger by swimming across the Niagara River in attempt to illegally enter the U.S. and is lucky to have survived the ordeal. The river is immensely hazardous with rapids, strong currents, and low water temperatures," said Patrol Agent in Charge Josh Barrett of the Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station.
Does anyone besides me wonder if the suspect's name is Mohammed?

2 comments:

Windy Wilson said...

You have a link in your far right column to a blog called Gunwatch. In Gunwatch's right hand column there is a link to a page that explains that in American news, if the race or ethnicity of people reported to have done some crime is omitted, it is a virtual certainty that the race or ethnicity of the miscreant is black. I suspect the same is true in other countries for an adherent to the religion of peace. as you suggest. I would not bet otherwise, for as Jimmy said to Waco in "Sahara" (1943), "That's a sucker bet."

Ebeneezer Flamsteed said...

The Niagara River is no joke. It's a formidable piece of whitewater wherein even experienced kayakers fear to tread. Either very brave or very foolish, depending on your perspective.