Kate Cronin-Furman, an assistant professor of human rights at University College London, is attempting to sway readers of The New York Times to outright dox and humiliate federal employees. Basing her opinion piece on secondhand and edited testimonials published by various news outlets, Furman created a list of people to punish and how to do it to send the most pertinent message.
The agenda-driven Gray Lady happily allowed this woman to encourage attacks on members of the U.S. Border Patrol and, randomly, a host of attorneys she believed needed to be disbarred based on her perception of the degrading conditions of illegal immigrant detention facilities.
Equating the situation to international war atrocities and human rights violations — in the vein of Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Congo, and, of course, the Holocaust — Furman expressed how it all might go down:
“The identities of the individual Customs and Border Protection agents who are physically separating children from their families and staffing the detention centers are not undiscoverable. These agents’ actions should be publicized, particularly in their home communities… that when you go to church on Sunday, your entire congregation will have seen you on TV ripping a child out of her father’s arms is a serious social cost to bear. The desire to avoid this kind of social shame may be enough to persuade some agents to quit and may hinder the recruitment of replacements.”
If only Hitler’s people had been publicly shamed this way. Pity. Genocide solved with one sideways glance at church.
But Furman doesn’t want anyone to say she advocates for doxxing; rather she wants to expose the atrocities to the people about whom the agents care. Perhaps her urban dictionary was misplaced as doxxing is doxxing is doxxing and, in this situation, illegal: Under 18 USC, section 119, knowingly making available “the restricted personal information” of a covered federal employee publicly available with “the intent to threaten, intimidate, is a crime punishable by up to five years in the federal prison system.”
Kill All the Lawyers?
Furman also took a swipe at an attorney with the U.S. Justice Department, who has been shamed across social media for testifying in front of the Ninth Circuit Court about the conditions in several detention facilities. Sarah Fabian was skewered first by the court and then in a viral social media attack for her remarks that were spot on with the law: Specifically, that the requirement that the government provide a “safe and sanitary” environment for detained children doesn’t necessarily require soap, showers, or toothbrushes.
Fabian referenced the landmark decision in Flores v Reno, a 1997 decree that sets “minimum standards for initial detention and a policy favoring release of minors.” Fabian was reciting law; she was not advocating for the ill-treatment of children. She is not a Trump appointee. She is a career bureaucrat who is now receiving death threats from, yes, doxxing.
The opinionated Brit lobbed a few more stones, haughtily referring to Fabian as a midlevel functionary, asking if she “passed an ethics exam” to be admitted to the bar, before going all in with a typical hysterical radical rant:
“The American Bar Association (ABA) should signal that anyone who defends the border patrol’s mistreatment of children will not be considered a member in good standing of the legal profession. This will deter the participation of some, if only out of concern over their future career prospects.”
The ABA doesn’t oust attorneys for representing unlikable people. And as a lawyer, Furman should already know that much.
According to her now-locked Twitter profile, Furman is a “professor of human rights” and “mass atrocities” scholar who claims the U.S. border crisis qualifies as a “mass atrocity.” And then she goes full-throttle conspiracy, stating that “these harsh conditions have been intentionally inflicted on children as part of a broader plan to deter others from migrating.”
Furman should worry about the decline of her own country and keep her hysterical opinions to herself. Radical leftists are a dime a dozen in today’s political climate, and some foreigners love to tell Americans how to run their business. But for a U.S. newspaper outlet to encourage this dangerous practice without much in the way of facts is downright disgraceful.
The Gray Lady – long regarded as America’s newspaper of record – seems desperate to remain relevant by publishing this hit piece against federal employees to punish a government agency for enforcing the law.
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