Monday, May 3, 2010

Is This the Would-Be Bomber?

Disaster was averted this weekend in Times Square when a homemade bomb in an SUV failed to detonate.  I've been hearing reports all morning about a "person of interest" who was behaving "furtively" at the scene.  The reporters have been careful to point out that he's a white man.

I saw the ABC footage of the man and it seems to me that his behavior is not at all "furtive".  He's out in plain sight, taking off a long-sleeved shirt (maybe he was too warm?) and putting it in a bag.  If he were trying to hide something, would he be doing this in the midst of all this foot traffic?

Maybe he is guilty, but I can't see how the behavior shown on this video demonstrates furtiveness.  Could the authorities be focusing on this man because he doesn't look like an Arab and the Obama administration desperately wants this to NOT be a Muslim terrorist act?  Take a look at the video and make up your own mind.

1 comment:

  1. How can this man's action be considered a problem? Has no one ever gotten overheated and had to remove a layer of clothing? I think we are overreacting !