Pregnant Mother- Kicked Off Disney Cruise by Armed Guard

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Sheesh. A bit of an over reaction. This guy w/ the AR-15, is he DHS ... what up Disney ?


Jackson's father, right, tried to reason with the staff at the office, left. When he raised his voice two armed officers came out to escort the family of 10






by Anneta Konstantinides and Marlene Lenthang

One video reveals they even bought a huge haul of Disney themed clothes just for the occasion.

Jackson said the family was shocked when an armed Miami-Dade police officer arrived on the scene.

The family had been waiting to hear about their luggage, which was already on the ship, when Jackson's father asked 'Can we hurry up?', she said.

The police officer, who was holding an AR-15, then appeared and escorted the family outside.



'That’s not necessary for people who are not causing harm or damaging things, throwing things across the room. That’s just unacceptable behavior on their part.'

Jackson said the family had to sit outside for two hours while waiting for their luggage, and that both of her young children suffered sunburn.

'My daughter kept saying, "See Mickey and Minnie', and she didn't understand why we weren't going where everyone else was going and we were taking her outside,' Jackson recalled.



'[I have] big issue with bringing out the guard,' Jackson's husband Nathan said.


Jackson's video of the Disney cruise episode shows her distraught father speaking to the officers escorting them out. He says: 'Threatened by Disney with an AR-15 and two security guards'.

'I was crying because it's my fault that no one else can get on,' Jackson said in the video on her channel.

'We officially found out that I cannot go on the ship, 100 per cent. So we are leaving and trying to find flights for tomorrow and they sent out guys with AR-15s when my dad was talking to the desk about not being able to get on. And literally all he said was can we hurry up and they sent out AR-15 guys,' she added.


Pregnant mom kicked off cruise said Disney 'treated us like trash' | Daily Mail Online
 
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Crusher

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Bad optics for sure... I saw an interview with the mother. She seemed a bit strange. We will see.
 

boontito

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Yeah, on the surface it looks bad for the cruise line. Could very well be. Seems like there's some details missing though.
 
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Why in the world would they book it beyond the allowable pregnancy date? They are not the first and won't be the last. You do have to read and sign the rules on all shipping lines so there is nothing new here. They were not treated like trash (whatever that means) they were just refused boarding and had to leave. And yes, law enforcement does have guns. ;)
 
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Why in the world would they book it beyond the allowable pregnancy date? They are not the first and won't be the last. You do have to read and sign the rules on all shipping lines so there is nothing new here. They were not treated like trash (whatever that means) they were just refused boarding and had to leave. And yes, law enforcement does have guns. ;)
Even scary lookin' ones!
 
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US police behaving ridiculously no longer surprises me. Worse than Russia. Again, I am thankful my kids don't grow up in either place...
 
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Even scary lookin' ones!
The woman who was removed has been all over media saying how "she didnt appreciate those types of guns" since she isnt a terrorist. lol Seems even law enforcement gets picked on for their assault rifles...:wink:
 
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