What do you think about Shoshana Hebshi's arrest and strip-search after Sep 11th 2011 airplane terror scare?
Just found this interesting blogpost (shebshi.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/some-real-shock-and-awe-racially-profiled-and-cuffed-in-detroit/) where a freelance journalist from around Detroit describes an incident she had while on a flight from Denver to Detroit on Sep 11th 2011, when her seat neighbour who was from India and had stomach problems spent too much time in the restroom leading to a passenger alerting the crew, two F16s being hurried to shadow the plane, the storming of the plane in Detroit by antiterror units who arrested the indian man and his 2 seat neighbours (including Shoshana). She was locked in the airport prison still handcuffed (aren’t you supposed to have handcuffs removed while in a cell?), strip searched, handcuffed again and eventually interrogated by homeland security and let go after 4 hrs. She says that for most of this period she had no idea why she was being detained.
What do you think of this? I guess if besides this they would have used some enhanced interrogation techniques to make Shoshana admit to stuff she didn’t do we would be back in the days of Torquemada won’t we?
So what would you think if this happened to you? Worth going though it to feel safe while on a plane or a violation of your rights and presumption of innocence?
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