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    Patriot Act what a joke

    I think the law was made with good intentions but this story is proof of the thinking that sometimes good ideas produce bad results. I don't excuse this lady for acting out toward the flight attendant ,she clearly handled herself wrong,HOWEVER, some people need to mind their own business....At least she was trying to make the kids behave...my dad never beat on me but he sure whooped my ass when I needed it and I love him for it...
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    Feds spank spankers with arrestby Tom Johansmeyer Jan 22nd 2009 @ 9:00AM

    Two kids were arguing over a window shade on a plane. Sound familiar? We've all lived through it, and we've all griped about it. Unlike most parents, who seem to let their kids go on this way until they've exhausted themselves, Tamera Jo Freeman took decisive action, according to an article in the LA Times. After their fighting caused a Bloody Mary to spill into her lap, she spanked each kid on the thigh. Three times per perpetrator.

    Apparently, this makes her a terror suspect.

    A flight attendant responded to the situation, prompting Freeman to hurl obscenities and the remains of her tomato juice. Freeman has since been arrested and convicted under the USA PATRIOT Act. The chain of events that began with trying to keep her kids under control has turned Freeman into a felon.

    And, she's not alone. At least 200 people have been convicted under an amended version of this law, in most cases with no evidence of an attempted hijacking or physical attack on the flight crew. Loud voices, inappropriate language (this would land me in deep shit) and drunken behavior (ditto) have prompted arrest and prosecution, leading many to believe that the law is being misused.
    It's time for us to be a bit realistic here. What Freeman did was inexcusable. Her approach to the flight attendant, both in language and in deed, was wholly inappropriate and certainly called for some sort of disciplinary action. Press charges, treat her like she treats her children ... do what ever it takes. But to pursue the spanker as a terrorist? That seems like too much. It's not like she went after the hell-raisers with a box-cutter.

    I think the more appropriate punishment would be to make her fly to Cuba with drunken Irish hooligans.

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    Welllll b'gawd there tod74, Why would you want to punish drunken Irish hooligans, by making them fly to Cuba with a known terrorist? :P :P
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    Sometimes I wish it were legal to hit someone elses child that is being a brat....I could have a field day in Wal Mart.


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    I agree ''tod'' being somewhere eating, and as you said wal-mart, drives me insane. kids acting up.
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    I would have to humbly disagree. Until someone comes up with a better solution. I would have to support complete appropriate behavior in the air. Any inappropriate behavior on a plane is a red flag to all of traveling, it puts me on red alert to be ready to help if anything looks to be going down. There's just to much at stake. Lives in the air and lives on the ground. What if that commotion had been going on during the Miracle on the Hudson. If the stewarts would have been dealing with all of that would the outcome been as triumphant. I don't have a better solution, but I have a hard time comparing air travel with Walmart. Even though I despise peoples character there. Just my 2 cents worth. :wink:

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    The children should have been held as co-conspirators, and charged under the Patriot Act. :roll:
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