What rough beast slouches towards East Jerusalem?

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childThere’s an astonishing series of photos by Ammar Awad of Reuters of a child’s arrest in East Jerusalem for alleged stonethrowing, now up at the MSNBC blog. Please go look at all of them, including the boy being torn from his father, and tell me what your conscience says to you. Katie Cannon of MSNBC writes, sensibly, “Guilty or not, it would be terribly hard to see a child in one’s family be taken away by authorities.” Are you rising from your sleep, America?

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