Tamera Jo Freeman was reportedly one of at least 208 passengers who have been convicted of felonies under the Patriot Act — a highly controversial, unconstitutional law forced upon the American public after 9/11 — often for behavior involving drunkenness, raised voices and profanity, allowing airlines to misuse the law according to some experts.
In 2007, Freeman was on a Frontier Airlines flight to Denver with her two children when they began fighting over the window shade, and ended up spilling a Bloody Mary into her lap. She spanked each child with three swats on the thigh. It was a small incident that ended up having ridiculously enormous ramifications for Freeman and her children.
When a flight attendant confronted Freeman, she responded by throwing what remained of a can of tomato juice from her drink on the floor and uttering a few profanities.
The incident on that Frontier flight ended up resulting in Freeman’s arrest and conviction for a federal felony defined as an act of terrorism under the Patriot Act. She spent three months in jail before pleading guilty in exchange for being released on probation.