The use of tear gas and pepper spray used to drive back migrants who attempted to breach a border fence, some while throwing rocks at border cops, has Sally Kohn accusing the U.S. of over-reacting:
If reports of a few migrants throwing rocks at the border are true, please wonder at whether a few rocks are really a threat to the heavily armed, militarized US border patrol:
ROCKS AREN’T THREATS.
THEY’RE JUST THE EXCUSE FOR TRUMP TO RESPOND WITH DEADLY FORCE.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) November 26, 2018
Deadly force? The first THUD you heard was a hard trip over the previous administration:
Tear gas is not deadly. Neither is pepper spray. Which was used in 2013 by the Obama DHS. Were you outraged then? https://t.co/Y9bYG5utNf
— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) November 26, 2018
I’m trying to recall your outrage when this happened during the Obama administration. https://t.co/NcmG5Gi5L8
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) November 26, 2018
The second THUD you heard came after Kohn claimed that thrown rocks aren’t threats. As you might have guessed, people have some thoughts on that one:
Rocks aren’t threats: a lecture by people who equate words with violence https://t.co/49oTSYykNg
— Orange Muppet Energy (@sunnyright) November 26, 2018
Rocks aren’t threats, says the person that isn’t there to have a rock thrown at them. You go down there and stand with our law enforcement and military when they storm the border and throw rocks at you and then tell me rocks aren’t a threat.
— Steven Ruffatto (@HACCCJProfessor) November 26, 2018
Somehow she doesn't know one of the most popular primal ways to execute or murder someone. It's like she's uneducated or something.
Hint: *whispers * ya see, there's this thing called stoning. https://t.co/02W61bLvhO
— Ben Remlinger (@BenGRemlinger) November 26, 2018
Women on the other side of the world are still executed by stoning, but sure, "rocks aren't threats". https://t.co/GtqlydrQjI
— ?? Cato Sinclair??? (@Catoclysmos) November 26, 2018
Okay that's fair. But you have to let everyone who wants to, throw rocks at you. Hopefully, you don't get upset. https://t.co/Qp0SPrYGTy
— Colin Paulsen (@ColinPaulsen) November 26, 2018
Ask Goliath if a rock is a threat.
— Charlie's Angles (@CharliesAngles8) November 26, 2018
Why are they throwing rocks in the first place ? Aren’t they peaceful ?
— Txgunner ??? (@TPwestTX) November 26, 2018
What color is the sky in your world Sally? https://t.co/YdZO1qtQ1l
— Santa Hammy ✈ (@e2pilot) November 26, 2018
It’s anybody’s guess.
A couple weeks ago:
"The revocation of Acosta's hard pass is LITERALLY an attack on the foundations of our democracy!!!"
"Goodness, those border agents are such pussies! There's nothing dangerous about being struck in the head with a rock!" https://t.co/bj0Ap7SBcU
— David Sylverthorne (@D_Sylverthorne) November 26, 2018
Speaking of that, just imagine the reaction if rock throwers had a different target:
Until someone throws a rock at a reporter … and then the republic is under attack ?
— Derek Anderson (@AltruistcMystic) November 26, 2018
What are the odds Kohn would say rocks aren’t a “threat” if that happened?