She accidentally left a 5 1/2″ butter knife with a rounded tip and serrated edge buried in a deep pocket of her carry on cooler. Now she’s on the terrorist “watch list”, and has been fined $500. How this helps make America more secure is beyond me.
A scary quote:
“I said what about my constitutional rights? And they said ‘not at this point … you don’t have any’.”
A great quote (maybe Martin Niemoller’s lament won’t be repeated):
“This is not the way my country should be treating me,” she said. My concern is that if that’s the way they’re treating American citizens I would hate to think how they’re treating other people. It’s crazy.”
Here’s the article:
DES MOINES – Cecilia Beaman is a 57-year-old grandmother, a principal at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines, and as of Sunday is also a suspected terrorist.
UPDATE: A perceptive commentator noticed that the Des Moines referred to in the article is in the state of Washington, not Iowa.