Have TSA officials gone too far? Solange Knowles, who was at a Florida airport, had her Afro searched to ensure she wasn't hiding anything in it.

Anderson 2012/11/16 13:00:00
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Have TSA officials gone too far? Solange Knowles, who was at a Florida airport, had her Afro searched to ensure she wasn't hiding anything in it.

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  • blumunofky 2012/11/16 22:05:05
    Yes, that is ridiculous!
    TSA goes too far for a lot of things. Too bad you have to be a celebrity for anyone to be concerned about your personal dignity or rights. (I got patted down because my wire-rimmed glasses set off the metal detector -- even when it was obvious what the problem was. Hope they enjoyed it -- I sure didn't and now travel by air only as a last resort.) And to think years ago, my family used to go to the airport just for fun! And if you were seeing someone off or meeting them, you could actually go to the gate to give them a hug or kiss.

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  • User Deactivated 2012/11/24 22:46:53
    Yes, that is ridiculous!
    User Deactivated
    They went too far long before this incident.
  • jack_kazim 2012/11/21 10:29:46
  • Freedom 2012/11/20 22:27:03
    Yes, that is ridiculous!
    The TSA went too far the very first time any of them violated someone's rights and the US Constitution.
  • Freedom Freedom 2012/11/20 22:35:50
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2012/11/20 21:22:04
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    If it set off bells then sure...must have been one heck of a big afro, lol!
  • fredrik19 2012/11/20 16:50:35
    Yes, that is ridiculous!
    really stupid
  • Patric 2012/11/20 15:46:17
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    damn, they could hide a small new york apartment in some of those there afro's ..

    darn right check out what critters are a hiddin in there...
  • fredrik19 Patric 2012/11/20 16:51:41
    u racist u know
  • Patric fredrik19 2012/11/20 16:57:03
    know , I do not no if u racist or not
  • fredrik19 Patric 2012/11/20 17:26:59 (edited)
    why should u say that how in the world could u hide anything in a afro i myself have in afro it call been racist ( i'm black by the way how can i be racist do tell me )
  • Patric fredrik19 2012/11/20 19:19:55
    your black ? so what ? just what does your color have to do with any thing , besides I think the correct term to identify your self would be Negro when discussing your race , the color black, ( which I doubt you are ) would only indicate the darkness of your skin.

    and what does hiding things in a persons hair , regardless of race , have to do with a racist ?
  • fredrik19 Patric 2012/11/20 19:39:50
    when u point out some one or something that is different is call racist( classify human beings according to their different morphological ) it does not only meen color people judge others just by looking at their r style, hair or anything that make them different in the eyes of society I'm talking of that racist
    plus i never did like the term negro is only use between black community ) if u call a black man negro he will be very mad at u ( don't be mad ok it happen to a lot ) and the word "black" is more of figure of speak than the color
  • Amasaman 2012/11/20 15:28:48
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    I really have great disdain for the searches being done, however, hiding things in your hair is easily done. I know, because I have done it.

    The last time I flew, February 2010, I was pulled aside for a random pat down, three times. All three times the agent never put his hands on the back of my neck, underneath my hair. I told them about it, and two were thankful I pointed out their error, one was an ass about it.
  • LissFirefly 2012/11/20 10:33:31
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    What, just because she's famous she should be excluded from TSA searches? It's ridiculous that anyone thinks it's ridiculous.
  • wolfshadow 2012/11/20 09:11:11
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    I've seen some things in Afro's.... if she had a large one... search it.... or she could have just gone through the imager and it wouldn't have been necessary.
  • Avi Rosen 2012/11/20 08:52:06
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    Avi Rosen
    Depends what they were looking for... Lice?
    But really one can hide many things there...
  • wolfshadow Avi Rosen 2012/11/20 09:12:19
    I've seen a .25 cal. handgun in one...
  • Texas Johnny 2012/11/20 04:49:10
    Yes, that is ridiculous!
    Texas Johnny
    I read a story about a guy with the really cool looking watch that was pulled aside because they thought is was a bomb. They called the bomb squad and when they told the TSA it was just a watch, they still held him in custody for a few hours. Yup, the TSA is full of morons and needs to be dismantled.
    Anti TSA
  • wolfshadow Texas J... 2012/11/20 09:13:49
    He was actually arrested and pending charges. You should have read further about the 'really cool' watch... it had fuses and could have been used as a timer, and he had also tampered with his shoes and was acting suspicious... he also MADE that "really cool" watch... it wasn't purchased anywhere.
  • donopolis wolfshadow 2012/11/20 13:35:56
    Yes, he's an artist that makes "Really Cool Watches" for a living. Although I am sure we can all agree asking "why are you guys freaking out it's a watch I make them" is very suspicious behavior.
  • Texas J... wolfshadow 2012/11/20 15:34:52
    Texas Johnny
    Well, you mean they finally got lucky? Every once in a while, the blind squirrel does find the nut! The watch incident's "success" does not make the TSA a top flight organization.
    It is still full of idiots!
  • dennis m 2012/11/19 23:02:10
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    dennis m
    lol, searched her afro
  • I am the Don Dada 2012/11/19 22:15:40 (edited)
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    I am the Don Dada
    Heck.. I'd search her if she was in my line... but I wouldn't stop with the 'Fro!!!!


    Perv Moment Over.

    solange knowles ass
  • MacBlackadder21 2012/11/19 22:05:51
  • wolfshadow MacBlac... 2012/11/20 09:14:58
    They have every right to do it, or she can drive... I would have said take the bus but I hear they are setting up in bus stations now too.
  • MacBlac... wolfshadow 2012/11/21 01:52:01
    Well like anyone would hide a bomb in an Afro when they have metal dectectors. Even some dumb idiot tried to hide a bomb in his arse I think it was or around his trousers and he still got caught.
  • FatherLiberty 2012/11/19 18:55:10
    Yes, that is ridiculous!
    There is not one thing that the TSA does that is not going too far. Their very existence is too far.
  • Sharpshot64 2012/11/19 18:51:58
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    Wait this is due to some security guy looking though some lady's afro? Personally I think the TSA goes too far in a lot of areas but searching though some ladies hair just seems kind of harmless and stupid (unless you are hiding something in there).
  • pennie 2012/11/19 18:35:00
    Yes, that is ridiculous!
    the lady with the BUN take it out, the lady with braids, take them out really...just not cool at all.
  • Lanikai 2012/11/19 17:50:53
    Yes, that is ridiculous!
    The TSA is illegal, immoral and against our constitution. How about we let the private airline industry and the private travelers decide how much security they need, and not have government imposition of pat downs, strip searches and worse. It amounts to unreasonable search and seizure.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/11/19 16:45:53
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    Professor Wizard
    I mean.. I guess you could hide something in an afro!

    huge afro
  • wolfshadow Profess... 2012/11/20 09:15:48
    You can.... I've seen a .25 cal. handgun in one.
  • Myagooshki 2012/11/19 16:32:55
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    Afros are good for hiding crack, yo. But in all seriousness I don't think it's racist or anything to search an afro. You can legitimately hide things in them, probably.
  • RENEGADE 34 2012/11/19 16:25:21
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    To save time only bald and naked should fly.
  • rachelle 2012/11/19 16:03:14
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    She could have been hiding drugs for all they know.
  • wolfshadow rachelle 2012/11/20 09:16:54
    Drugs are not in their job description... you can't force a plane down with a pill or a joint. The job is to find weapons.
  • LMA 2012/11/19 15:52:20
    Yes, that is ridiculous!
    That is bizarre but not the worst thing they have done
  • Dr. Jimmie 2012/11/19 15:26:51
    No, they are just doing their jobs!
    Dr. Jimmie
    It's only safety procedure. You guys want to be safe, right?
  • wolfshadow Dr. Jimmie 2012/11/20 09:17:14
    Many actually don't....
  • Velma~BN-0 2012/11/19 15:17:13
    Yes, that is ridiculous!
    Yes, but I laughed. So. Freaking. Hard.
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