....innocent people don't run.
I agree. That's why Bush is running for President again...
Seriously though, this is an inaccurate statement. When there is trouble, people scatter. Innocence has nothing to do with it. Its self-preservation.
How often have you read similar reactions when a gun fires? People run. If I saw a disturbance in an airport security line-up during a period of increased security, I might be inclined to back away myself. For all we know this lady may have thought she was fighting for her life.
Either way, I'm sure the big brave(?) officers could have subdued this lady without resorting to this kind of violence. Sounds like a case of run-away anger to me.
hegemonic attitude and racial discrimination
Funny (and true) story....yesterday I was on an NWA flight from MSP
. I was in row 2. Some guy in row 1 wandered up to the service area in front to ask the flight attendant for more coffee. She asked him to immediately return to his seat for "security reasons".
She then brought his coffee to him and asked if he was "Canadian". He answered "no" and she continued to tell him in a hushed voice that it is quite typical for "Canadians" to rush the cockpit area in an inappropriate manner. "After all" she continued, they "didn't lose 3000 people so they couldn't possibly understand how stupid it is to approach the cockpit".
I stewed for awhile and decided to remain silent....since I had already spent a week successfully biting my tongue in the land of "we are the best screw the rest". This bitch would have probably written me up as a hostile passenger or something. After all, I was an "offensive" Canadian....