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[–] thursdaynevercomes 3 points 29 points (+32|-3) ago 

I get why people are annoyed by this. It's a shameless ploy but the mother fucker is 14. His dad is the real perpetrator here. If it was done just to garner media attention we should demonize the right person. Thoughts?

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[–] Genghis_Khan 2 points 14 points (+16|-2) ago 

I was basically thinking the same thing, minus the dad to be completely honest. Not because there is reason to protect the dad, but because there is no reason to talk about him.

FFS, some 14 y/o put clock guts in a case. I would absolutely not put it past some edgy kid to do something like this just to fuck with a bunch of paranoid white people, not realizing that paranoid Texans will arrest a brown kid in a heartbeat. I guarantee you it took him 30 mins tops, then right back to Rocket League on his PS4.

I'm far more annoyed by everyone continuing to talk about some brown teenager who put clock guts in a sketchy looking case and got arrested than I am about some brown teenager who put clock guts in a sketchy looking case and got arrested.

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[–] l_l_l 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm far more annoyed by everyone continuing to talk about some brown teenager...

But you... are talking about it?

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[–] magnora 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There's plenty of reason to talk about the dad. He's a presidential candidate from Sudan and he loves getting media attention. I wouldn't be surprised if he used his son to make this happen, to help his political career. He got invited to the white house to meet with Obama! Seems like that would help a Sudanese politicians career quite a bit.

His dad also owns a travel company called "Twin Towers Transportation" that has revenue of $1.5 million per year.

There are a LOT of fishy things going on with the dad.

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[–] whatthehelldamnguy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

He told the first teacher he showed it to that it only took 20 mins. They were not super impressed and told him to come up with something better or something along those lines.

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[–] thursdaynevercomes 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's true too. If someone told me this story I'd think 'I could not careless. Of course the police were called students get arrested all the time for dumb shit.'

But since everyone is talking about it I thought I'd give my worthless two cents.

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[–] lissencarak 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

The problem is that people keep buying into the same ploy over and over again and the media is so far gone that they never correct themselves after the fact.

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[–] thursdaynevercomes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Media for a lot of people is just a passing headline. Muslim arrested for building a clock. The problem is that people just see that and form an opinion. I'm 26 and for as long as I can remember the media has been the same. People are generally lazy and as a whole we get what we deserve.

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[–] LetItBurn 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well as an experiment why don't we walk into a public place with one half of a bomb and then not answer questions and see what happens.

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[–] dread_op 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

How to distract the incompetent masses lacking critical thinking or objective reasoning abilities, 2015 edition

  • injustice (use race for bonus effect)
  • artificial controversy
  • 3 minute filler stories on MSM
  • success

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[–] unsweetenedsoymilk 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Really? Anyone else here think that he knew EXACTLY what he was doing? Come on now peeps, teenagers are immature, can be huge pranksters and mischievous. It's like one of those pranks that we'd think be simple, harmless, hilarious and didn't think that there would be consequences. I bet most people who saw what he did tried to be PC and didn't want to stereotype him, but SOMEONE had the guts to call him out on it, and then it became a REALLY big issue. What would a 14 year old do after all that media attention knowing full well that he was guilty of making something that has the image of a bomb? He'll keep quiet and let his family do the damage control.

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[–] KleanRider 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I agree, I remember what it was like to be a teenager. You knew right from wrong no doubt but more often than not you just couldn't stop yourself from doing wrong. As an adult now I see that a lot in teenagers, yes bad decision making but they knew the morality of their decision.

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[–] thatrepublicanguy 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Damn straight. Obama jumping to conclusions again just like he did with Trayvon.

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[–] RumbledFeathers 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Racism is OK as long as it benefits blacks/muslims and hurts whites/asians. Keep drawing that line in the sand obama

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[–] jasotastic 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"You know, if I had a Mullah, he might look like Ahmed." -Barack Obama

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[–] Frogstarius 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

These events are planned for obama

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

I would try that but I'm white. :(

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[–] mansausage 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Just claim to be a black woman on the inside and bam you can be a victim too!

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I am a strong independent black woman and I don't need no cis white straight male body!

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[–] l_l_l 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well, we all have stereotypes to play into. What you should do is pretend to shoot up a school: First, get a fake gun, but say that it's really a "sculpture" for art class. Wait. Shit, don't. It's not really going to turn out the same.

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[–] rail606 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

How is a 14 year old white kid suppose to get scholarships/media attention these days!?

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[–] diodine 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wear a trench coat, look tired all the time, and mention how you uploaded a map of your school to the steam workshop for Counter Strike.

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[–] ec69f4c200b442f59e9f 5 points 2 points (+7|-5) ago 

Is this what passes for political discussion now? Meme images spouting retarded conspiracy theories?

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[–] Matt_Int 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I thought I was in /v/funny or something like that and didn't realise I wasn't until I read your comment.

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[–] Zaqwert 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Schools have been abusing students via over the top "zero tolerance" policies for decades and nobody seemed to ever care.

A brown kid named Muhammad does something stupid, brings down the wrath of a "zero tolerance" policy on him, and all the sudden he's a martyr, a hero, etc.

The power of media narrative is quite disgusting.

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[–] Pangea87 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

He could've been boasting too. I mean, he is 14 after all...it isn't unrealistic of him to seek attention by calling his stuff 'inventions'.

The theory that he knew what he was doing all along, by placing the guts of a purchased clock inside a suspicious looking case just to stir some shit, sounds a little far fetched to me. He may have done it so that it'll look 'homemade' but I really doubt it was a long con planned by him or his family members. For starters, nobody would want to put themselves at risk like that, people have been shot and killed by the police for far lesser 'crimes'.

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[–] lps2 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Also I don't buy that the case is suspicious looking - its a run of the mill cheap plastic hard case from target. Those who are calling it a briefcase have absolutely no sense of scale. I'm with you, it looks like he tinkered with a 7-segment display and an existing clock (or at least he didn't use one of the popular microcontrollers like an arduino or raspi) and called it an invention

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