Tuesday, January 06, 2009

T-Shirt Leads to $240K Settlement

Harassed because he wore a T-shirt saying "We Will Not Be Silent" in English and Arabic, Raed Jarrar has now reached a $240,000 settlement with Jet Blue and the TSA.
"The outcome of this case is a victory for free speech and a blow to the discriminatory practice of racial profiling," said Aden Fine, senior staff attorney with the ACLU First Amendment Working Group and lead attorney on the case. "This settlement should send a clear message to all TSA officials and airlines that they cannot discriminate against passengers based on their race or the ethnic content of their speech."


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