Blue Girl from Blue Girl, Red State:
Two years ago, a Virginia girl met an Italian gentleman in a supermarket in Rome and a romance blossomed. He was prosperous and in a position to make frequent visits to see her, and so he did. His visits were always without incidence until he landed at Dulles last month, and was denied entry.Read her post for the full horror of letting these little Hitlers with their cool shiny badges loose in airport security.
Normally, persons denied entry are put on the next plane home, but this gentleman was not so fortunate. He was held in a county jail for ten days, and even intervention by Senator John Warner could not gain him his freedom.
Remember the woman from Iceland?
And the idiots at Transportation Security?
How many terrorists ask for permission for entry to ports or want to just go shopping in our country? How about a little common sense you guys!
Because you are making terrorists one by one by treating innocent people like shit.
Update: OH MY GOD. Via Chet Scoville of Vanity Press, we are fucking doping deportees:
The U.S. government has injected hundreds of foreigners it has deported with dangerous psychotropic drugs against their will to keep them sedated during the trip back to their home country, according to medical records, internal documents and interviews with people who have been drugged.Jesus.
The government's forced use of antipsychotic drugs, in people who have no history of mental illness, includes dozens of cases in which the "pre-flight cocktail," as a document calls it, had such a potent effect that federal guards needed a wheelchair to move the slumped deportee onto an airplane.
Involuntary chemical restraint of detainees, unless there is a medical justification, is a violation of some international human rights codes. The practice is banned by several countries where, confidential documents make clear, U.S. escorts have been unable to inject deportees with extra doses of drugs during layovers en route to faraway places.
crossposted at American Street