September 14, 2011 by Post Team
Shoshana Hebshi, A woman from Ohio who was one of the three people who took a Frontier Airlines flight after landing at Detroit Metro Airport in the 10 th anniversary of 9 / 11 is talking about, blaming the whole situation to the passengers nervous your profile based on their appearance.
Thirty-five years old, Shoshana Hebshi, described as half-Arab, half dark-skinned Jews, embarked on the border of flight 623 in California on Sunday, hoping to get home in time for dinner with her six years of twins.
Instead, says Hebshi was handcuffed, strip-searched and interrogated for hours – all because of her Middle Eastern appearance.
After the incident frightening, Shoshana, is also a freelance writer, took her blog and describes in detail the evidence in a post titled: “Some real shock and awe:. Racial profiling and handcuffed in Detroit”
To summarize her position, the crew aboard the plane said two people were spending a considerable amount of time in the bathroom. Those two men, casually Indian origin, apparently sitting next to Hebshi on the plane.
Once the plane landed, was taken near the door and surrounded by law enforcement officers – who had been notified of “suspicious” involving some of the passengers aboard the flight.
Heavily armed officers then arrived on board the plane, ran down the hall and stood in line at Hebshi. The police handcuffed her and the two Indians – none of whom knew each other – and escorted off the plane.
In the police car on the track, he turned to her seatmate and asked if I knew what was happening. I had no idea. A Shoshana, who was a clear case of racial discrimination.
“I said, it is because of what they seem. They are doing this because of what they seem. And I could not believe he was being arrested and taken away.”
After fingerprinted, strip-searched, interrogated and imprisoned in a cell, and told Hebshi men were released and found nothing suspicious on the plane.
According to Hebshi, Frontier Airlines will not contact her or apologize. They did however, issue a statement saying:
“The primary responsibility of our flight crew … pilots and flight attendants … is the safety of all passengers on board the aircraft at all times.”
The company went on to say that only two men had been reported to authorities any suspicious activity and all other “measures taken by federal authorities after the report were her own and made no commitment beyond the border or any employee of the company. ”
In an interview with the AP, said Hebshi had been surprised by the response to her blog post, and mostly, people responded with kindness and support. He liked the dialogue started, but hated what happened to start it.
“It makes no sense to operate this way,” he told the AP Hebshi. “It breeds violence and hatred fuels … I can understand that they were doing their job. My beef is with these laws and regulations that are so hypersensitive … Even if you are an innocent bystander, you have no rights.”
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