Try a Little Kindness

I reported a few weeks ago on the woman who died in a Phoenix airport holding cell, Carol Ann Gotbaum. It appeared that she accidentally strangled herself while trying to get out of her handcuffs.

Now this follow up story brings a tear to my eye. Her husband says that if ONE person in the airport that day would have shown his wife a little kindness she might still be with us today. The article also says that Mrs. Gotbaum was headed to check herself into an alcohol rehab center, but was seen in the airport bar before her arrest. Her arrest came after she became irate when she missed her flight. A fellow passenger offered to trade flights with her and take a later one himself, but authorities wouldn't allow it, saying it was a security breach. When she was arrested reports say she was screaming, "I'm not a terrorist!" This story bugs me on so many levels.