The incident came two days after journalist and activist Shaun King and members of his family were detained at JFK Airport in New York by a Customs and Border Patrol agent after returning from a vacation in Egypt. On Twitter, King said the agent asked about his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. He added, “Family was shook up a bit at first. Took us all to a secluded questioning room. What I know is that my Muslim friends deal with this ugliness every single day. Officer had clearly been reading my tweets and knew all about me.” Shaun King is a columnist at The Intercept who writes about civil rights, mass incarceration, racial justice and police brutality.
Columnist Shaun King Detained at Airport and Questioned over Activism
HeadlineApr 13, 2018