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Alleged TSA Racial Profiling At Logan Airport

A TSA employee being trained in Behavioral Pattern Recognition watches passengers in line at a security checkpoint at Logan Airport in Boston, in 2010.  (AP/Josh Reynolds)

A TSA employee being trained in Behavioral Pattern Recognition watches passengers in line at a security checkpoint at Logan Airport in Boston, in 2010. (AP/Josh Reynolds)

On Monday, Massachusetts Rep. Bill Keating, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, called for an investigation into accusations of racial profiling at Logan International Airport.

The investigation follows a New York Times report that more than 30 TSA officers are criticizing their co-workers for stopping and questioning mostly Middle Easterners, blacks and Hispanics.

The pioneering program at Logan Airport is supposed to recognize potential terrorists. But one officer told the New York Times that it’s become a racial profiling program.

Guests:

  • Eric Lichtblau,¬†reporter, New York Times Washington Bureau
  • Rafi Ron, former Director of Security at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport, former security consultant for Boston’s Logan International Airport, and President of New Age Security Solutions.

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