Skip to comments.B'klyn pol cries 'double standard' over metal detectors at Jay-Z concerts, but not Streisand
Posted on 10/13/2012 5:35:44 AM PDT by Pharmboy
It looks like the Barclays Center thinks Jay-Z fans are more likely to cause 99 problems than the upper-crust Barbra Streisand set.
The arena forced the crowd at the rappers recent concert series to herd through its new airport-style metal detectors while fans of the legendary diva were spared the same indignity at her show on Thursday.
The security-policy switcheroo was blasted yesterday as a double standard that seemed racially inflammatory considering the audiences for each...
Another tweeter quipped that for the Streisand fans, Barclays security should have employed a brisket-sniffing dog!
Not only did the arena treat Jay-Z fans like they were visiting Brooklyn Supreme Court, they also made the crowd at an Oct. 7 Harlem Globetrotters game go through the detectors.
Arena spokesman Barry Baum said the decision to scrap the metal detectors for the Babs concert was simply to speed things up and absolutely not any kind of racial profiling.
The detectors have been causing long lines at events.
Weve only been open two weeks and are trying to make things go as smooth as possible, Baum said.
Nevertheless, Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James thought the move sends a bad message.
There shouldnt be a double standard; there should be one rule of law, she said yesterday. If you have metal detectors for people coming to see Jay-Z, the same should apply for Barbra Streisand.
It shouldnt matter if you come by limousine, subway or your own two feet.
When Barclays Center opened on Sept. 28, it became the only major arena or stadium in the New York area to employ metal detectors. ...
Reps for Jay-Z who owns less than 1 percent of the arena and a piece of its main tenant, the NBAs Brooklyn Nets and Streisand did not return messages for comment.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
But I must admit, the "brisket-sniffing dogs" was pretty funny.
you cant make this s*** up. Unbelievable.
Since half of ugly Babs fans probably have medical devices and implants which would trigger the detectors, they probably didn’t want to bother.
This pol should lose his job if he doesn’t realize and understand the problem of violence in the black community, especially in the hipflop community.
These race mongering fools would do well to hold their tongues until ‘authorities’ start handing out loaded weapons at the gate ... but of course the fools are too dumb to realize these ‘authorities’ are working to prevent thinning of the herd. merely looking at the attendees, the vast difference in demographics, should give any sane person a clue, but of course we’re discussing the liberal progressive mindset, not rational thinking.
You are not allowed to apply common sense in these situations.
What’s Barbra Streisand doing in the USA? I thought she left after Bush stole the election from Gore.
Hmmm. JayZ fans must have had trouble getting a cab.
That is actually a good point, with the knee replacement/pacemaker crowd slowing things down considerably.
Streisand fans tend to be arrogant, cowardly, sub-human morons who fawn over a bloviating, screeching harpy. They’re often offensive but rarely violent.
The Mayor went to the Streisand concert instead of the Yankee game. All doubt has been erased. He is gay.
I’m down with no security at any rap concert.
Barbara Streisand’s fans are racist.
Wouldn’t be surprised if Jay Z required the metal detectors as part of his contract.
They’re members of the Ku Klux StreisKLANd.
LOL! I thought the same thing. Give them all knives and guns and let the fun begin.
It is exactly this sort of top-notch government thinking that has us searching 80 year old white women looking for Muslim terrorists.
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