Saturday, March 11, 2017
The first time may have been a Frazer fan
But following his testimony to members of Congress concerning his illegal detention at a Florida airport last month, Mohammed Ali Jr. was detained again as he was attempting to fly home.
One day after Muhammad Ali Jr. spoke with members of Congress about being detained at a Florida airport last month, he was briefly stopped again before boarding a flight on Friday afternoon, his lawyer said.Now they are just fucking with him, probably because he spoke out about the TSA's thuggish behavior. A US citizen should not have to produce his passport to travel within the United States. That sort of thing was beloved of the old Soviet Union that Putin still has wet dreams about and is working with Trump to get up and running here.
When Mr. Ali, whose father died last year, arrived at Reagan National Airport in Washington on Friday for a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he gave his Illinois identification card to a JetBlue agent to get his boarding pass, said his lawyer, Chris Mancini, who was traveling with him and witnessed the episode. Almost immediately, Mr. Ali was told that there was a problem and that the agent needed to call the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Mancini said.
Mr. Ali, 44, was asked his date of birth, where he was born and his Social Security number, Mr. Mancini said. After answering the questions, he was told that his Illinois-issued identification card, which expires in 2019 but is not a driver’s license, was invalid for flying.
“The same state ID from Illinois that he traveled to Washington on was rejected,” Mr. Mancini said in an interview on Friday night. Mr. Ali then produced his United States passport, which was accepted, and went through security and boarded the flight with his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second wife of Muhammad Ali, and Mr. Mancini.
Mr. Mancini said that the episode lasted between 20 and 25 minutes. “This whole thing smacks of some sort of retaliation for his testimony,” he said.
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Nobody should have to produce their passport to travel in the United States. It's just evidence that people do not know how to evaluate danger. You're far more likely to be killed by a U.S. citizen in the U.S. than any non-citizen. You're far, far more likely to be killed by a Christian that by either a Muslim or an Atheist. The current hysteria over Russia is another example of how people allow themselves to be lied to. Still, I used to compare the wimps after 9/11 to the people after Pearl Harbor. Now I realize just how idiotic they were to think the Japanese Imperial Army was going to land an invasion force from submarines and everybody of Japanese ancestry was going to help them. Americans are a timid people.
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