As she waited in line to be processed at the Justice Center, Ozeir recalls an officer asking her, “Were you born in this country?”
“Yes I was born in this country,” she replied.
“You know, you can’t do this stuff in Islamic countries,” he fired back, according to her account.
“What kind of stuff?” she responded.
“You can’t protest in those countries without getting shot,” Ozeir said the officer responded.
“People get shot in this country for doing that here all the time as well. I don’t know what Islamic countries you’re talking about but there are protests there frequently. I can name you some,” Ozeir told the officer.
“All these countries you’re talking about get a lot of money from America, so they’re influenced by America,” Ozeir recalls the officer saying. Ozeir was then taken away for a health screening, bringing the exchange to an end.