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This story makes me angry.

 
 
Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2011 04:48 pm
This is the story of a mother and housewife who had a harrowing experience in jail for misfortune of being seated on an airplane in a row that had too many brown-skinned people. The idiocy of Homeland security never ceases to amaze me.

It is a good read that is both entertaining and infuriating.

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/g-cvr-110913-hebshi-1230p.grid-2x2.jpg

http://shebshi.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/some-real-shock-and-awe-racially-profiled-and-cuffed-in-detroit/

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I heard the officers discuss my impending strip search. They needed to bring in a female officer. At least they were following protocol, or something to that nature. Still, could this really be happening?

Eventually a female uniformed officer came in. She looked like a fat Jada Pinkett Smith, and in a kind but firm voice explained what was going to happen. I was to stand, face the wall in a position so the camera above the toilet couldn’t see, and take off my clothes. I complied. She commented on my tattoo, saying, “Oh you have one of those things–good and evil, right?”

“Yin and yang. Balance,” I said, grabbing my clothes to redress.

“You understand why we have to do this, right? It’s for our own protection,” she told me.
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Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2011 05:10 pm
Makes me angry also.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2011 05:35 pm
Unbelievable. Unfortunately not.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 13 Sep, 2011 06:14 pm
Good read.

Some one on the woman's blog wrote: "... if this happened to an American flying to another country, there would be a lot of yelling and self-righteousness about how dare they detain me, etc. But, for an American, in America, its just taken as if its for the ‘Good of the General Population’... "

Could not agree more.
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