Carol Christine Fair, who according to her Facebook
page and Twitter account, is on the left of politics, and a feminist non-theist,
is being sued by German police in Frankfurt, Germany after she called them “Nazi’s”
while they told her that she could not take any liquids in her luggage through
the security checkpoint, the Independent UK reported.
German Federal Police (Polizei) Officers stated that
when, Fair, a 49-year-old Associate Professor
at Georgetown University became “irrational
and infuriated” with their request, she in-turn called them “f***ing bastards”
and then called them, “f***ing German Nazi police”.
denies she made those statements
Fair has repudiated the claim that she referred to the police
officers as Nazis during the disagreement at Germany’s Frankfurt International
Airport security checkpoint. She said she
was confounded when she pointed out that the German officer had seized her
deodorant while the officers allowed what she called, a “Nazi-looking man” with
“a Nazi Hitler youth-type haircut” who was nearby and was allowed to pass
After the incident, Fair was taken to the local
German police station where an investigation was launched to see if there’s a
cause or suspicion of the use of slander against the police officers. While she
was allowed to continue her trip to Turkey, she had to deposit 183 euro’s, or
$260, before she could leave for future
legal procedures in court.
While Fair penned an article on Huffington Post
claiming that she did not use those words and the German police are lying, the
German police stated that Fair through her
Twitter tweets about the officers calling them nothing but bullies and “thugs
in uniform” has now become additional evidence in their pre-investigation of
the airport incident.
airport public relations response
Germany’s airport public relations spokesman, Michael
Moser released statements concerning the incident and stated that when Fair’s
baggage went through the airport’s x-ray
machine, it had indicated that Fair’s luggage may hold explosive substances. Due to German law, Fair’s security screening
agent reached out to the German police officers to inspect the luggage further.
After they had finished checking her luggage, the officers
had come to the conclusion that what was in Fair’s
luggage didn’t comprise of any explosive material. Upon further inspection,
they did find that she had several cosmetic articles and that the cosmetics
were not inside a transparent bag, as required by European Union as well as international
governing regulations. Moser also stated that she had surpassed the permissible
amount of “carry-on liquids”.
The police officers did suggest to Fair that she put
a “roll-on type deodorant” item into her check-in baggage instead of her
carry-on travel luggage, which would have allowed her to be within the
guidelines of allowable liquids or just dispose of the liquid deodorant there
at the airport.