I was sleeping in my room, I had the blankets over my head and they came and pulled the blanket off. They were like ‘wake up’. My sister was sleeping next to me - we were so scared. My heart was beating so fast. There’s a bunch of strangers in my living room, I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t know if I was being robbed. But when they turned around we saw their FBI jackets with guns. I’ve never seen a gun that close before and I was scared.
They told me to put my hands behind my back. I don’t remember if they read me my rights because I was so dazed out. I felt like I was walking towards a death sentence …. But still I didn’t know what was going on.
I spent my 17th birthday in jail. It was the worst birthday I could ever have.
A teenager was terrorized, threatened, & arrested as she slept in her home. She was targeted for this treatment entirely due to her religion.
We have a problem in this country and we need to fix it.
Some days it seems as though both political parties are so hardened in their views that they’ve forgotten to stop and look at what they’re doing to Americans. Politics should be used to bring people together and solve problems. Today, our government is using politics to tear us apart.
Sir, Please Explain Your Position.
When it comes to the politics of the GOP, I just don’t understand. They seem to have an intense hatred of anything different, anything that doesn’t invoke memories of ‘Leave it to Beaver’ and their glory days of the past.
Their policies are harshly bigoted against women, the elderly, minorities and the poor. And I just don’t understand why.
Why do they hate us so much? Why do they want to take away my rights? Why are they trying to make it harder for people to vote? To get quality health care?
Republicans, can you please explain to me the basis for your positions? I want to respect you as leaders of our country, but at this point all I feel is an intense hatred for your hate. Why do you have such a sense of entitlement? Why can’t you see that you’re sending us backwards in time? Where are you going with my freedoms?
What happened to the Constitution? Did you forget about the part where it grants us all the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Where women and minorities got voting rights? Where we were given the right to choose?
This isn’t just about rape and abortion. This is about our rights as free citizens of the United States of America.