Sunday, July 22, 2012


I just received an Amber Alert on my teevee while watching Breaking Bad. I didn't know that Amber Alerts were sent out through the Emergency Broadcast System.

The alert proceeded as follows (the names have been changed):

The missing child is named John Smith, a black male [some number of months old, height and weight]. The suspect is also named John Smith, a black male, aged 27, 5'6", 150 lbs . . . .

So . . . the normal rule that the race of perpetrators (if they're black) should be censored is suspended when the perpetrator has "kidnapped" . . . his own son? I'll have a lot of egg on my face if the child comes to harm, but I couldn't help thinking this was interesting.

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