"I'm Not a Terrorist, I'm a Sick Mom!": Woman Mysteriously Killed While Held by Police in Airport

This post, written by Pam Spaulding, originally appeared on Pam's House Blend

The facts aren't all in yet, but at the very least, there's a lot of explaining to do regarding the death of Carol Anne Gotbaum, 45, the daughter-in-law of a NYC official. She died in a holding cell in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, after being detained for irate behavior. (NYDN):
"I'm not a terrorist! I'm a sick mom! I need help!" yelled the mother of three after she missed the 2:58 p.m. US Airways Express flight to Tucson, said airport workers who witnessed the confrontation Friday.
They said one cop put his knee in her back to restrain her while others grabbed her flailing arms.
...Gotbaum's husband, Noah, is the son of longtime city labor leader Victor Gotbaum and the stepson of his wife, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, a possible candidate for mayor in 2009.
The police are suggesting that Gotbaum accidentally choked herself to death, even though she was handcuffed behind her back.

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