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    Penn State sociology professor faces disorderly conduct charges in Miami after rant o

    Penn State sociology professor faces disorderly conduct charges in Miami after rant on plane


    MIAMI – An associate sociology professor at Penn State University faces disorderly conduct charges after being removed from an American Airlines flight.

    Officials say 52-year-old Karen Halnon started a rant about U.S-Venezuela relations about half way through a Saturday flight from Nicaragua to Miami.

    A passenger on the plane caught the rant on video, which also showed her lighting a cigarette and blaming it on another passenger. Flight attendants requested that police meet the flight in Miami. Halnon was taken into custody, questioned and arrested on disorderly conduct and breach of peace charges.

    Halnon told Miami television stations that she felt compelled to speak up after spending a week of researching in Nicaragua.
    Halnon bonded out of jail and returned to Pennsylvania.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/17...n-miami-after/

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    VIDEO: WOMAN ARRESTED AT MIA AFTER YELLING ABOUT "WAR ON VENEZUELA," SMOKING ON PLANE
    MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015 | 18 HOURS AGO

    Flake on a plane.
    Miami-Dade Corrections



    Karen Halnon, a 52-year-old Pennsylvania resident, was arrested at Miami International Airport over the weekend after going on a two-hour rant about how the United States had declared war on Venezuela. The incident went down on a commercial flight from Managua, Nicaragua, to Miami.

    During her rant Halnon also decided to light up a cigarette on the airplane, which is probably the second-most obvious thing not to do on an airplane after yelling "bomb." She was promptly arrested at MIA and posed for the bizarre mugshot above. Naturally, her fellow passengers captured portions of the rant on video.




    Halnon is an associate professor of sociology at Penn State-Abington and is the author of the books The Consumption of Inequality: Weapons of Mass Distraction and Webbing Vicissitudes of Forgiveness. Halnon's academic specialties apparently aren't in Latin American politics, but now she'll be best known as that crazy lady on the plane ranting about them.

    "The United States has declared war on Venezuela! The United States has declared war on Venezuela!" Halnon shouts in the video.

    "You've said that like seven times, so..." another passenger can be heard in reply.

    "Venezuela has declared a national security threat," Halnon continues.

    "You're a national security threat," quips back yet another annoyed passenger.

    "My great hero, Hugo Chavez, nationalized the oil supply so that the people would own the oil," Halnon continue undeterred. "Not Exxon Mobil. Tell Exxon Mobil to go away."



    http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/vi...-plane-7541984


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