There's a new front in the drug war: the female scalp. Yes, intrepid ladies are now sneaking yayo into the country under their weaves ... and they woulda gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for that stinkin' customs patdown.
This week, the Supreme Court ruled that it was perfectly within the rights of police officers to strip search every person arrested for every offense, even if they had no reason to believe the arrested person was carrying any contraban. The majority opinion reasoned that strip searching was necessary to protect the…
"My hair is called an Afro," says Isis Brantley in the video above. The Dallas hairdresser hasn't cut her hair since she was 12 years old. She says it was that hair that led her to be chased down by a TSA guard and subjected to an extra patdown. The TSA claims she left before the full inspection was completed.
Perhaps embarrassed by the many YouTube videos in which agents frisk small children while parents look on in horror, the TSA has announced that it will be deemphasizing patdowns in children twelve and under.
The Transportation Security Administration has written itself quite the storied history, especially after they took up more "aggressive" pat-down techniques and full-body scans last fall. Hundred of disturbed flyers later and we're all still annoyed and perhaps even slightly irradiated.
In case you were concerned, the TSA remains vigilant in its efforts to protect passengers from bomb-toting tots. Here, an eight-year-old boy gets a patdown — on his way to Disneyland, no less. Luckily, he was found to have no weapons, and the Magic Kingdom could breathe easily for another day.
The TSA's new security procedures are such a nightmare that even Hillary Clinton says she'd avoid them if possible. But in some ways, women are used to this stuff.
The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg proposes that men wear kilts on a day of protest against new gropey TSA policies. We suppose women could go pantyless, but somehow that seems less like a less effective fuck-you. Still, the dissent is building.