According to this article from The Sun, Leigh Van Bryan and Emily Bunting were detained when they reached LAX because of twitter posts regarding 'destroying America' and digging up Marilyn Monroe's grave.
According to the report, DHS and TSA agents actually looked through Van Bryan's bag, looking for spades and shovels to thwart his attempt to dig up the famous celebrity's grave.
What.... the fuck....
I'm sorry, DHS. I know you're trying to protect us citizens and all, but where is your sense of humor? Besides that, what terrorist tweets "I'm going to blow up the La Brea Tar Pits in a week" or other BS like that?
If it didn't mean getting shot on sight, I'd take a backpack, stuff it with packing peanuts, and throw it randomly in a public place, yelling "FOR ALLAH" in protest. You know, just for laughs...
"During secondary examination, Mr. BRYAN was placed under oath and his sworn statement was taken by CBP Officer Wahmann, Mr. BRYAN confirmed that he posted on his Tweeter website account that he was coming to the United States to dig up the grave of Marilyn Monroe. Also on his tweeter account Mr. BRYAN posted that he was coming to destroy America."
I'm sorry, but TWEETER? This is the same government that is trying to pass laws like SOPA and PIPA, regulating the internet that they don't even understand. And 'destroy' doesn't always mean a terrorist act. For example, my friends and I destroyed the local nightclub on my 30th birthday. And I destroyed your mom last night in bed while your dad was at work.
I applaud the job DHS is doing with trying to keep terrorists from killing us all, but please learn to see through the sarcasm. Detaining these two people for 12 hours and sending them back home was overreacting. At the very least, I hope our government is apologizing, refunding these two for any costs incurred, and paying for their return trip as an apology, ON OUR DIME.
And screw it. Give them a couple of shovels too. If they wanna dig Marilyn Monroe up, let them.