Lawsuit Shoshana Hebshi: Some Real Shock and Awe: Racially Profiled and Cuffed in Detroit

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Unreal!
     
  2. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Is that what she wants? Because if so, we can try to start up a hashtag on twitter.

    Man I hope she gets an attorney.
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I, too, hope she gets an attorney. And I'm sure she wouldn't have posted her account on a public blog unless she wanted the word to get out there. I say tweet away!
     
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Why do you think DHS and TSA work so hard to sustain that fear and hatred?
     
  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    A lot of lawyers are about to see the tweet I just made.
     
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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    1. It's profitable. The so-called security industry is making a fortune.
    2. Easier to control people when they're scared; therefore, keep them scared (Goering had something to say abt this).
    3. Power for power's sake. Don't forget the TSA air marshall motto, boldly printed at their training center: "Dominate. Intimidate. Control."
     
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  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    In the comments on her blog, she is replying and encouraging people to share it.

    Oh, good grief, I just went back there and there are some real looney tunes posting comments. I'm going to need some help combating this idiocy!
     
  8. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    And we'll need a theme song

     
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Going over to check it out. Am ready to do battle!
     
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    My question was actually rhetorical...
     
  11. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Note this comment in the "comments" section of her blog from a poster named "James":

     
  12. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    No?! Surely you are pulling my ambulatory appendage!
     
  13. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    It looks like this will be one of the topics for tomorrow's #privchat (privacy chat) on Twitter - I got it in just in time! Ginger McCall from EPIC will be guest moderating the chat. It starts at 9am (ugh - so not a morning person) pacific time and goes for about 45 min. It takes place every Tuesday morning.

    The way it works is 3 or 4 topics are selected and they all get discussed. The participants vary from week to week - usually some privacy advocates from industry, privacy advocates from non-profits (EPIC, ACLU, EFF, etc.,), law professors, students, privacy tech start-ups, and others.

    It's public (obviously) so everyone is welcome.

    A little more info:

    EPIC's page will have the list of topics and links at http://epic.org/privchat/ (they are the current moderators of this chat)

    Whether or not you've got a Twitter account, you can follow along at http://tweetchat.com/room/privchat
     
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  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    LOL! Sorry, Caradoc!
     
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    Lisa Simeone Original Member

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  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I strongly disagree. Extending it to white people is a logical next step. Currently DHS (through Customs & Immigration, which is part of DHS) have already been misusing the "border exception" to conduct warrantless of Americans when they haven't been able to establish reasonable suspicion for a valid search warrant. The airlines are already telling them who's flying and where. It's just a simple extension of that system to flag a name for special treatment upon landing alleging suspicious behavior.

    Unless DHS is made to feel a lot of pain for this, it's only going to get worse.
     
  18. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is one of those quotations, like the Frederick Douglass, like the Josef Mengele, like the Hermann Goering, like the Martin Niemöller, that I'll periodically re-post. Maybe one of these days the naysayers will get it through their thick skulls. (Warning -- words by that crazy Commie radical Gen. Douglas MacArthur coming up!):

    “It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.”
    -General Douglas MacArthur (May 15, 1951)
     
  19. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I missed this on my first read of the article (got it from the DKOS link):

    That means there are potentially 52+ other lawsuits waiting to happen (2 for the other two in Detroit plus at least one for each of the other incidents) or maybe one (expletive deleted) of a good class-action lawsuit.

    The cat's out of the bag & escaped -- we need to keep pounding on this story until all or most of those other 50 people step forward and sue.
     
  20. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    I almost think this was some half-a$$ed attempt by the FBI agent to make it sound like the brutal treatment should not be looked upon as a big deal.
     

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