Everything is always worse when “hurled.”
If you are accused of hurling something, you best be prepared to pay a steep price, for you have gone where no sane man should. If you are accused of “saying” or “uttering,” you still have a chance of reclaiming dignity and reputation.
But if you hurl? Good luck to you.
Uh oh. That’s some serious stuff.
Police in Newtown, Connecticut, have arrested a juvenile over racist slurs allegedly said during online high school classes.
The boy, who was not named but described as a local, was arrested and charged on Friday in connection with cyber crimes committed in the Fall of 2020 following a months-long investigation, the Newtown Police Department said in a news release.
The individual is accused of accessing Google Classrooms, an online service that was being used for remote learning during the COVID pandemic, at Newtown High School, and “using racial epithets in an abusive and disruptive manner,” police said.
Most evil criminal ever.
You “hurl” an epithet, an invective, a slur; “hurling” is racist, which is very nearly the worst thing in the world.
Sometimes “throwing” is racist, too, depending on sensitivities and sheeit.
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving says some fans are treating players like “they’re in a human zoo” after a spectator was arrested for throwing a water bottle at the NBA star on Sunday.
The incident came as Irving was walking off the court having helped the Nets beat the Boston Celtics 141-126 at the TD Garden, with the bottle narrowly missing his head.
“A guest was arrested by Boston Police at the end of tonight’s Boston Celtics game for throwing an object,” a TD Garden Spokesperson said in a statement.
“We will support and provide assistance to Boston Police as this incident is under review.
“We have zero tolerance for violations of our guest code of conduct, and the guest is subject to a lifetime ban from TD Garden.”
If Irving was white, that small “zoo” quip might not have turned out so well.
Also, he is allowed to hurl the “r” word around with abandon.
“It’s unfortunate that sports has come to a lot of this kind of crossroads where you’re seeing a lot of old ways come up,” he told reporters after the game.
“It’s been that way in history in terms of entertainment, performers and sports for a long period of time, just underlying racism and just treating people like they’re in a human zoo.”
Well, he can take solace that the water bottle was only thrown, not hurled.