Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Border Patrol official’s tweet about ‘potential terrorist’ arrest deleted

A tweet posted last week by a Border Patrol official that included a photo of a man described as a “potential terrorist” ​was taken down because Customs and Border Protection said it contained “law enforcement sensitive information,” according to a report Tuesday.

Border Patrol Yuma Sector Chief Chris Clem​ tweeted on Dec. 20 about an unidentified 21-year-old man who had been nabbed near Yuma, Ariz., the week before.

“#USBP #YumaSector agents apprehended a potential terrorist who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico Thursday night,” Clem wrote. “The 21-year-old migrant from Saudi Arabia is linked to several Yemeni subjects of interest. #BorderSecurity is #NationalSecurity.”

CBP spokesman Luis Miranda said in a statement to Fox News that the posting was removed because “it contained law enforcement sensitive information, violating agency protocols.”


Asian activist group demands boycott of ‘Licorice Pizza’ movie over ‘racist’ scenes

Not everyone has praise for this hit movie.

Activist group Media Action Network for Asian Americans is urging the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to boycott Paul Thomas Anderson’s acclaimed film “Licorice Pizza” over scenes that it believes promulgate anti-Japanese sentiment.

The org’s statement was first shared to LA-based paper the Rafu Shimpo on Dec. 17, but is currently gaining steam on social media.

The message reads: “Due to the casual racism found in the movie ‘Licorice Pizza,’ [MANAA] believes that Paul Thomas Anderson’s film is not deserving of nominations in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director or Best Original Screenplay.”

MANAA also implored other “film critic associations to pass over it this awards season.”

The group is referring to several moments in the 1970s-set dramedy, one of which involves white restaurant owner Jerry Frick (John Michael Higgins) adopting a stereotypical Japanese accent while asking his wife, Mioko (Yumi Mizui), to review an ad for their Japanese restaurant.

In another controversial scene, Jerry employs the same mocking voice to inquire what his new wife, Kimiko (Megumi Anjo), thinks of a waterbed. She responds in Japanese, prompting the main character, Alana (Alana Haim), to ask Jerry to translate, to which he responds, “I don’t speak Japanese.”




No comments: