TSA tracks down passenger for hair pat-down

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by THawk996, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    TSA tracks down passenger for hair pat-down

    So what would have happened if she had said "yes"???

    (Edited to include an additional quote.)
     
  2. myadvice

    myadvice Original Member

    This TSA stuff keeps getting weirder and weirder.
     
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  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    They followed her down the escalator and rooted around her hair at the train. She complied. They lied...:td:
     
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  4. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    More rubbish. If she was carrying a bomb (yeah, sure) she could have given it to a confederate inside the secure area. Did they shut down the terminal to find this supposed confederate or bomb or whatever? (expletive deleted) no. But if they'd had a genuine concern, they would have. It's just an act. Big-haired people get the hands in the hair. So what if it has anything to do with security.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Probably referring to the underground tram that normally is reached via escaltors and runs underneath the 6 concourses at ATL.

    Makes sense if you know ATL, although I would not have called it a "train". The real train station (MARTA) is outside the lobby & to the left.
     
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  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    So if hands in the big hair is about security, why are bald men getting their scalps fondled?
     
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  7. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Phrenology.
     
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  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to find out that that's the newest "technique" in the SPOTniks' repertoire.
     
  9. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    Looking for the fuse.
     
  10. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    A clear case of too much time on their hands and pitifully inconsistent procedures. They can claim they that these are meant to be "unpredictable" but nothing disguises this degree of incompetence.
     
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  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I'll be she didn't insist that they change their gloves. Yo, Joe! Get your hand out of that grannies' diaper. We've gotta chase down an Afro!
     
  12. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Stories like this are great as the TSA makes itself look more and more foolish.
     
  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    This story made the local, NYC, 5:00 p.m. news, with the victim saying the screener dug through her hair rather than "patting" it.
     
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  14. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Hope there was a glove change.
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Probably was ...
    ... by the end of the shift when they were taken off for the night.
     
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  16. I'm sure you all read about the recent turban bomb episode in Afghanistan. Guy set it off when he went to hug the victim. So if it's possible to set off one of these head bombs just like that, this is another one of these things where the screeners doing the patdown are just asking to get blown up by doing such a search haphazardly, and compromising the safety of everyone nearby. Either that, or the whole exercise is pointless. Those are the only two choices, pick one.
     
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  17. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    One screener was unaccounted for following the search. His whereabouts remain unknown.
     
  18. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    So sorry to hear about the whole screener. Any word on his partial remains?
     
  19. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Lol
    "Give me a head with hair
    Streamin' flaxin waxin
    Shoulder length or longer
    Hairrrrrrrrrrrr....."

    In your hair like lice nits looking for something that doesn't exist and violating the terms and conditions of an administrative search for WEI.
     
  20. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Seems like this was the third documented event of a female with a Afro being given the treatment, one of which took place at SAT.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/business/natural-hair-pat-downs-warrant-a-rethinking.html?_r=1

    Hope I've not quoted too much.

     

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