Star Simpson arrived at the Boston’s Logan airport wearing a wonky-looking LED sweatshirt and holding a clay flower. Putting two and two together, the state police patrolling the airport decided she was a suicide bomber and tackled, arrested, and shackled her immediately, essentially starting a huge, juicy news cycle and plenty of security theater for the sheep-like masses. Congratulations, us.
Massachusetts eventually dropped the hoax device card and called her a “disorderly person,” forcing her to take 50 hours of community service. The best part is that they would have shot her dead had she not complied with the immediate search and seizure.