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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:00 PM

Cindy McCain claimed she thwarted human trafficking at Sky Harbor, police say she didn't

Source: 3TV/CBS 5

Cindy McCain claimed she thwarted human trafficking at Sky Harbor, police say she didn't
azfamily.com News Staff Posted 5 hrs ago



PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- Cindy McCain was heard in a radio interview on KTAR Mac & Gaydos claiming she stopped a human trafficking incident at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, but Arizona’s Family has debunked that claim.

“I came in from a trip I’d been on and I spotted—it looked odd—it was a woman of a different ethnicity than the child, this little toddler she had, and something didn’t click with me,” McCain said in the radio interview. “I went over to the police and told them what I saw, and they went over and questioned her, and, by God, she was trafficking that kid.”

McCain went on to say that she discovered the woman was waiting for the man who bought the child to arrive from his flight.

Phoenix police said Wednesday that while officers did respond to the Jan. 30 call, at McCain’s request, they were able to determine “there was no evidence of criminal conduct or child endangerment.”

Read more: https://www.azfamily.com/news/cindy-mccain-claimed-she-thwarted-human-trafficking-at-sky-harbor/article_c75a62c8-2a61-11e9-8073-f7fc698f277f.html

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Reply Cindy McCain claimed she thwarted human trafficking at Sky Harbor, police say she didn't (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 6 OP
DURHAM D Feb 6 #1
pnwmom Feb 6 #2
iluvtennis Feb 6 #3
2naSalit Feb 6 #5
iluvtennis Feb 6 #6
2naSalit Feb 6 #10
Johnyawl Feb 6 #4
Solly Mack Feb 6 #7
MontanaMama Feb 6 #8
shanny Feb 6 #12
MontanaMama Feb 6 #15
LisaL Feb 7 #25
keithbvadu2 Feb 6 #9
shanny Feb 6 #11
rpannier Feb 6 #13
TeamPooka Feb 6 #14
MontanaMama Feb 6 #16
Midnight Writer Feb 7 #17
truthisfreedom Feb 7 #18
jpak Feb 7 #19
obamanut2012 Feb 7 #20
IronLionZion Feb 7 #21
cannabis_flower Feb 7 #22
LisaL Feb 7 #23
TexasBushwhacker Feb 8 #30
standingtall Feb 7 #24
rocktivity Feb 7 #26
Eugene Feb 7 #27
GulfCoast66 Feb 7 #28
NickB79 Feb 7 #29

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:01 PM

1. I hope she isn't back on drugs. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:03 PM

2. A different ethnicity? Like Obama and his mom? Cindy maybe should start minding her own business. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:10 PM

3. I agree. I have biracial kids. Guess she'll have the police accost me in the airport.

This needs to stop.

Live and let live.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:18 PM

5. Indeed.

I don't look anything like my mom, including skin color, only my brother looks anything like her.

I had a landlord, once, who swore that my sister/roommate and I were a lesbian couple because we didn't look anything like each other. We thought that was kind of funny and didn't want any proof either, he didn't bother us much.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:21 PM

6. Wow, ppl and their assumptions. Folks really need to mind their own business unless

they see someone in imminent danger.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:33 PM

10. Agreed.

And then there was the time, this is funny

Once upon a time... I was watching my nieces, who looked very much alike and a lot like me as well, and we went to the grocery store together that day. They were 3 & 5 so they were in the cart. As we waited our turn at the check out, a lady in line was enamored with them, they were cute little girls, and blurted out,

"I wonder what it's like to be the mother of twins!"

Trying not to laugh I responded,

"I couldn't tell you, honestly. They're my nieces and they're not twins!"

Everyone around us kind of chuckled, she thought it was pretty funny too.

Other side of the coin I guess.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:17 PM

4. How stupid is this story?


Cindy McCain has an adopted child from Bangladesh. smdh

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:21 PM

7. Damn

Shut up, you idiot. They don't care who they harm.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:25 PM

8. She made a judgment

based on the ethnic appearances of the mother and child? Wow.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:38 PM

12. ironic, considering

she insisted on adopting a girl from Bangladesh

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Response to shanny (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:43 PM

15. Right?

It’s just weird....and if behaviors of the mother and/or child weren’t in question...holy buckets, mind your own beeswax. Good grief.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:36 AM

25. Not only that, then she made the claim in a interview that the child was actually trafficked.

But that wasn't true.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:32 PM

9. She saw women with tape over their mouths?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:42 PM

13. This story just screams snarky comments

Problem is, they're better spoken and heard, than written and read

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:42 PM

14. Airport Alice - Another white woman calling the cops on a woman of color.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:44 PM

16. Lol!

Airport Alice...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 12:56 AM

17. Fer Chrissakes, who cares? A reporter actually took the time to fact check Cindy McCain??

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 04:11 AM

18. Imaginary crimes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 05:54 AM

19. Profile much Cindy?

Idgit

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 05:58 AM

20. The McCain's daughter Bridget is a young WOC

So, this is really weird she did that.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:47 AM

21. I'm of different skin color than my biological mother

so if Cindy McCain saw me with my mother's relatives, she would have to call the cops while convincing herself she's not a racist.

There was a "what would you do" episode about this. They mostly call cops when it's a father with a daughter of different race or skin color.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:59 AM

22. I bet

They don't do it equally. I suspect that a black parent and a white child have more encounters than a white parent and a black child.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:33 AM

23. This is really bad especially considering she herself has an adopted child of different ethnicity.

Should people then be reporting her when they see her and her child together because "something isn't right?" I bet she wouldn't enjoy that. One would think a person with an adopted child should know better than reporting someone with a child just because the child is of different ethnicity.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:22 PM

30. Yes, but Cindy is WHITE with a child of a different ethinicity

i'm not a gambling woman, but I'd bet my next paycheck that the woman Cindy turned in is a woman of color and the child was white.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:34 AM

24. I do not find it surprising that a McCain engages in racist behavior

the fact that they adopted a daughter from Bangladesh doesn't mean much to me. Pretty common for racist to make exception for people close to them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:13 AM

26. The next time she travels with her dark-skinned adopted daughter

Someone ought to return the favor -- for the sake of keeping us all safer, of course.


rocktivity

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:11 PM

27. Cindy McCain apologises after police dispute human trafficking claim

Source: BBC

Cindy McCain apologises after police dispute human trafficking claim

7 February 2019

Cindy McCain, the widow of former US Senator John McCain, has apologised after police disputed her claim that she stopped a human trafficking case.

Mrs McCain told KTAR radio she thwarted a crime by alerting Phoenix airport police to a woman of a different ethnicity than the child she was with.

But Phoenix police told the station on Wednesday that they found no criminal wrongdoing after performing the check.

Critics on social media have accused her of racial profiling and harassment.

What exactly happened?

"I came in from a trip I'd been on and I spotted - it looked odd - it was a woman of a different ethnicity than the child, this little toddler she had, and something didn't click with me," said Mrs McCain, 64, who also co-chair's the Arizona governor's anti-trafficking taskforce.

-snip-


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47148044

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:47 PM

28. I generally avoid the term White Privilege because it can be so divisive.

Not because I don’t think it exist and this is the perfect example of unconscious white privilege.

She has a child that is a minority and good for and her husband for adopting the child.

But she was unable to assume others are like can be like her. They must be suspect.

While others on DU may disagree, and I respect their opinion, as much as the blatant in you face racist we are up against it is the unconscious, sociatial racism that will be the hardest to overcome.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:26 PM

29. Fuuuuuck you, lady

I'm a white, bearded guy from Minnesota; my daughter looks like her Puerto Rican mother.

That bitch would try to get my child taken away from me.

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