Man Awarded $240,000 For Being Forced To Cover T-Shirt
It happened in 2006. Raed Jarrar was apprehended while waiting to board a Jet Blue flight from New York to Oakland and told to remove his t-shirt which had “We will not be silent” written in Arabic. Other passengers were uncomfortable, he was told, because wearing sometning with Arabic lettering was like wearing a t-shirt at a bank saying “I am a robber.” Jarrar covered his shirt with one provided by the airline, and had his seat moved from the front to the back of the plane.
The payout will come from Jet Blue and from two US Transportation Security Authority officials. Just last week six family members were removed from an AirTran flight because an overheard conversation made passengers uncomfortable.Click here for reuse options!
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