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TSA Officials Claim, Trained to Racially Profile and Overly Search to Favor DC Policy
by Ezra Van Auken
Transportation Security Administration officials from the “behavior detection” program have revealed more incredibly bad information about the federal agency. After interviews and reports by the New York Times with many TSA workers, evidence made revelations clear that agents working with the Logan International Airport in Boston as well as other locations have been trained on how to racially profile citizens.
Security workers pointed out that they were instructed to lookout for specific profiles that were racially driven such as Hispanics and Blacks. The New York Times labeled one of the TSA workers who exposed the protocol as a, “white officer” who explained, “They just pull aside anyone who they don’t like the way they look — if they are black and have expensive clothes or jewelry, or if they are Hispanic,” alluding to group-like thinking the TSA trains to their behavior detection workers.
Another complaint sent to the NYT claimed, “The behavior detection program is no longer a behavior-based program, but it is a racial profiling program,” differing the two types of recognition. Workers also noted in the Times that agents were stressed to search more passengers, so lawmakers in DC would be able to show progression in the policy created.
The United States has 161 airports using behavioral lookouts and agency officials claim that they hope to expand tactics. An estimated 80% of flight travelers are searched during shifts, based on observation.
This past Friday, TSA administrators noted that an official investigation is beginning into the comments made by workers. Looking at prior history with the federal agency shows this has been a consistent picture of the agency. SpreadLibertyNews has reported countless times of unprofessional duties by the TSA including, drinking on the job, smuggling marijuana, harassing a rape victim, sex abuse allegations and other negative events while on the taxpayer watch.