Icelandic woman detained at customs
Overstaying your visa means that you have to apply for a special visa the next time you visit. She was not aware of this requirement because she had come back before without trouble. The crime clearly did not fit the punishment here - it was a (unfortunately legal) abuse of power by the DHS. Since a lot of my friends are foreign nationals, I just wanted to warn them to make sure all their paperwork was current and they were careful about visas and such.
And yes, I did email the US embassy in Iceland to check this story before I posted it.