Because freedom can't protect itself
What IS it with these people. I just really HATE being treated like I'm a terrorist too. Back in 2001, three months after my daughter's dad was "killed in a terrorist act," the people at the airport were treating me like I was a "potential terrorist."
I was furious, but I let it go that time b/c it was only three months after the attack. But when they were still doing this stuff in 2003, I remember bursting into tears and asking them "WHY didn't you do this beFORE Eric and thousands of other people died? And what makes you think I'm going to become the people who killed my daughter's dad?"
Lots of people acted as if they thought I was being unreasonable to get upset, but I think it's unREASONable to treat a family member of a 9/11 victim as if we also want to kill people and create more families like our own.
All the members of the TSA, who wanted to "chemically test the leg brace" I was wearing, looked totally embarrassed when I burst into tears and asked the question. They still did the test but they elected to let me go before the results came back instead of making me wait a half hour to get the answer; which would have made me miss my plane but what the heck.
I really resent being treated like the people who killed him, all of whom "are already DEAD." Everyone who flew the planes died the same day without ever knowing that they killed my ex-spouse and daughter's dad. They didn't even care IMO and WOULDN'T have had you told them. Bin Laden said "we will kill civilians for what your government has done."
Unless the interpreter lied to us, and I have no reason to believe he did, they didn't care. But all of them are dead now, even bin Laden is with Allah.
I don't believe Eric would have wanted innocent people to suffer for what his murderers did. I knew him for 16 years before it happened. I know how he was at the end of his life.
Elkins v FAA 8:12cv2009 US District Court Tampa
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