Two guys arrested near Goose Creek with explosive devices. Wonder what this is about, eh? Given our frayed nerves, one jumps to images of jihadi cells in Moncks Corner plotting wanton destruction in the Low Country ... too early to tell, and feeding speculation is not the most constructive thing is it.
WIS TV (Columbia)
Charleston Potst and Courier which quotes the FBI as saying that the "men are not suspected of orchestrating a terrorist plot" and then a few paragraphs later, somewhat contradictorily, that a terrorism task-force is still reviewing the evidence. This, however, made me goggle at the screen:
DeWitt said the men were pulled over Saturday night on U.S. Highway 176 while driving more than 60 mph in a 45-mph zone. When an officer approached the car, he saw one of them men fold a laptop computer, which the officer believed was suspicious, DeWitt said.Note to self -- when driving while brown, if pulled over, do not fold any laptops! Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert ... have at it!
Of course, I hope that this is overreaction -- two brown Muslim kids who got caught with ... weird fireworks? I can totally believe that two brown kids with weird sounding names and weird-looking fireworks could end up being treated like this, when two white kids would not.
I hope I'm right.