I don’t know about you, but it just doesn’t seem right for an African Somali pirate, teenager or adult, to be brought to America to stand trial for anything.
Maybe it’s because of America’s involvement in the African slave trade.
Or maybe it’s America’s role in the underdevelopment of Africa that helped to create the current situation in Somalia that would warrant the conditions for pirates to be sailing the high seas of the coast of Africa in the first place.
Hell—it could just be that I just finished watching Amistad and I’m feeling extra militant this morning.
What I do know is that with Captain Richard Phillips headed home today and America bracing itself for Captain Sully like fandom for a second time this year, it just doesn’t sit right with me.