Some real Shock and Awe: Racially profiled and cuffed in Detroit

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…

Read Shoshana Hebshi’s (a self-described “half-Arab, half-Jewish housewife living in suburban Ohio) first-hand account of her 9/11 flight and nightmarish ordeal on her blog: Some real Shock and Awe: Racially profiled and cuffed in Detroit 

Additional coverage:

Housewife Detained, Stripped Searched After 9/11 Flight Landed in Detroit (First Coast News)
Ohio woman Shoshana Hebshi tells of detention after removal from plane
(Guardian)
Half-Arab, Half-Jewish Woman Detained on 9/11 Flight Says She Was Racially Profiled (Time)

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One Response to Some real Shock and Awe: Racially profiled and cuffed in Detroit

  1. Jack Smith says:

    As they sing in West Side Story, “I like the life in America, OK by me in America.” That is still true if you are the same color, religion and nationality. The benefits change if you are not what the power people deem as right.

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