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06 March 2006 @ 11:52 pm
Police Investigate Anti-American Statements of 11-Year-Old  
sent to me from guarav jashnani who said quote," What the fuck is up with this?"

from Democracy Now

And in news from Virginia, the Washington Post reports two police officers
recently visited the home of an 11-year-old and questioned his parents for
three hours about anti-American comments their son made in school The
student had refused to participate in a Veterans Day exercise and
criticized the Marines. The school claimed he had said, "I wish all
Americans were dead and that American soldiers should die." The Police
questioned his parents about their views on Sept. 11, the military and if
they knew any foreigners who criticized US policy. They also inquired
whether the parents might be teaching "anti-American values" at home. The
mother, Pamela Allbaugh, told the Washington Post "It was intimidating. I
told them it's like a George Orwell novel, that it felt like they were the
thought police." She went on to say "If someone would have asked me five
years ago if this was something my government would do, I would have said
never."