Watch this scene:
This woman is doing nothing unusual. She’s hovering close to the baggage screener, overseeing his rummage through her belongings.
The fat, thuggish, affirmative appointees then zero-in on her and proceed to toss her across the room. Then they climb into her.
The lowly subject clearly angered her overlords. A snippy word, perhaps? How dare she!
In a free society NO ONE has the right to lay a hand on another absent a clear threat of physical aggression. Verbal provocation is no excuse for this kind of aggression. As I wrote in “Tasers ‘R’ Us”:
Liberty is a simple thing. It’s the unassailable right to shout, flail your arms, even verbally provoke a politician, unmolested. Tyranny is when those small things can get you assaulted, incarcerated, injured, and even killed.
Did the victim, Robin Kassner, look as though she posed a threat to anything other than her captors’ sense of omnipotence?
Of course, America is not a free country, no matter how many freedom concerts Hannity holds.
Why does the ACLU not tackle the tackling and killing of innocent Americans at airports and elsewhere?