In all reasonable probability most people have read the account of Shoshana Hebshi, a Toledo, Ohio area blogger who was seized by The Anointed One's fascist thugs because someone said that she'd been behaving suspiciously on a flight from Denver, Colorado to Detroit, Michigan. Since We the People retain a limited version of the first amendment, Ms. Hebshi wrote about her account; Some Real Shock and Awe - Racially Profiled and Cuffed In Detroit. Forbes magazine summarized the event: Woman shocked by being taken from plane in Detroit. At this point the real question is, What are our elected officials in Washington D.C. going to do about it?
Applaud. The government will applaud the oppressors and congratulate them on a job well done. Outnumbering the criminals at least 100 to 1, government thugs from several branches managed to apprehend and maltreat a middle aged woman and two men, all of whom were later absolved of any wrongdoing. According to the FBI, about 50 similar incidents occurred the same day as Ms. Hebshi was taken prisoner.
Ms. Hebshi contends that the real reason for her arrest was her race. She is dark skinned, being half Arabic and half Jewish. I think she's wrong about this. Ms. Hebshi and the two other men arrested with her (who are of Indian heritage) were arrested and taken prisoner because the government can do so. No more, no less. Government workers enjoy making the monkeys jump. It's fun, it breaks up an otherwise dull day and it's safe - the accused is always outnumbered many to one. Although Ms. Hebshi was arrested because some anonymous bootlicker reported her behavior as suspicious which might have been prompted by her dark skin, the reaction and her treatment by government jack booted thugs was not. They truly didn't care what color, shape or size she was. She was their new rawhide chew toy.
As Shoshana Hebshi probably knows, her elected government weasels are Marcy Kaptur (D), Sherrod Brown (D) and Robert Portman (R). Their silence on this abusive incident is not just deafening, but their failure to decry this abuse not only condones it but enthusiastically encourages the abusers.
We the People of the United States no longer live in a free nation. We haven't lived in anything resembling a free nation for a long time, and it's just now beginning to become so completely evident that it can't be ignored. What is worse is that a surprising number of people approve of being treated this way. They approve of property seizure without due process, suppression and elimination of our civil rights and the militarization of the police force. These are the worthless, the sheep, the sitcom set. Give them revolving credit and a television situation comedy and they are completely quiescent - even when an event like this happens to them.
For my part, I'm going to write to my elected government weasels and see what they intend to do to put a stop to this kind of thing. I don't expect to get a result or a civil reply, but I'll write and protest anyway. For now it's all I can do.