Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Locked Up for being brown and flying on 9/11

 Stories like these make the joke line "The terrorists have won" not funny at all. Because they have.

"Silly me. I thought flying on 9/11 would be easy. I figured most people would choose not to fly that day so lines would be short, planes would be lightly filled and though security might be ratcheted up, we’d all feel safer knowing we had come a long way since that dreadful Tuesday morning 10 years ago.
But then armed officers stormed my plane, threw me in handcuffs and locked me up."

 Having brown skin and sitting next to other people with brown skin who apparently took too long in the toilet makes you suspicious and a possible terrorist.

Entire Account from the Victim (and that is what she is).

Boing Boing Story

Associated Press