Shoshana Hebshi suing the TSA and Frontier Airlines

by Lisa Simeone on January 22, 2013


American citizen Shoshana Hebshi, who was hauled off a plane in handcuffs, taken to a jail cell, and strip-searched, is finally suing the TSA.

We wrote about Shoshana Hebshi here. She is one of the many victims of the post-9/11 paranoia and hysteria in this country. Many of us have been waiting for word of this lawsuit since Hebshi and two other men on that plane were abused on September 11, 2011.

The ACLU is helping Hebshi sue both the TSA and Frontier Airlines, along with the FBI, Customs and Border Protection, and other officials who were involved in her violation. I’d be surprised if this actually goes to trial; I would expect it to settle out of court.

Then again, given how the jury sided with the TSA against Andrea Abbott and Carol Jean Price, maybe it will go to court. If those juries — and the hysterics on the plane who pointed fingers at Shoshana Hebshi — are any indication of the citizens in this country, we’re done for.

UPDATE: Read Hebshi’s account of her ordeal at the ACLU’s site.

(Photo: Courtesy of Shoshana Hebshi-Holt)

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