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American musical royalty and Motown legend Diana Ross said she felt “violated” when she went through TSA security check at the New Orleans airport this past weekend. The Grammy-winning “Upside Down” singer was one of the headliners at the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans over the weekend. Because she felt traumatized while…

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If you don’t have a passport, now would be the perfect time to obtain one. Starting Jan. 22, 2018, travelers with driver’s licenses issued by one of nine states will no longer be considered valid, according to the Transportation Security Administration. This law will prevent residents of Pennsylvania, Missouri, Montana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Kentucky, South Carolina,…

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CNN commentator Angela Rye shared a video of her receiving an invasive pat-down from TSA. The intense body search consisted of Rye having her skirt lifted and her genitals, hair, shoulders, arms, back and torso patted several times leaving her humiliated and tearful. Rye requested a police officer document her experience with the TSA agent after…

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Illinois resident Karen Scruggs was attempting to “fly while Black” last Saturday. Unfortunately, Scruggs was in for a bumpy ride through security at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. According to WGN, when she attempted to pass through security, Transportation Security Administration personnel stopped her and began fingering her thickly-braided natural hair. Per Scruggs, after touching her braids,…

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Rapper Too $hort was arrested at Burbank airport yesterday (October 2nd.) According to NBC Los Angeles, the Oakland hip-hop legend was busted for possessing a loaded handgun, after a TSA employee reportedly noticed at an airport checkpoint that he had a firearm in a carryon bag.

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TSA gun seizures

Apparently, when many Atlanta travelers pack their bags they also pack their guns. The Transportation Security Administration states that more guns were seized at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International  Airport than any other airport in the country. Of course, some gun owners can easily forget their favorite weapon is in a carry-on bag like a briefcase or…

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Ex-TSA Officer Admits to Stealing From Travelers Former TSA officer Pythias Brown says it was an “addiction.” This writer calls it greed. Brown has been accused by the New York Transport Security Agency security office of stealing almost $1 million worth of belongings from travelers. Brown’s calculations are little less. He believes the figure is more…

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Looks like the Transportation Security Administration is getting phat pockets from passengers’ leftovers. According to media reports, fliers left behind in excess of $400,000 in while filing through the metal detectors in 2010, the latest year numbers are available. In 2010, travelers left behind a whopping $409,085.56. That’s $376,480.39 in pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and…

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