Boston Globe: TSA officers allege racial profiling at Logan

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Not to mention what it tells us about the people who willingly accept a paycheck for "working" for him.
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  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The front-liners haven't even grasped the concept of photography NOT being prohibited at the checkpoint.

    Why would anyone think that they'd be able to "get it" with any amount of training?
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  3. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I don't think you can "train" racial profiling out of TSA thugs. These thugs were raised in our culture. They weren't dropped here from Mars. If they don't know racial profiling is wrong and possess enough moral character to refrain from doing things they know to be wrong, they're a lost cause.

    Four hours of shaking a finger under their nose can't make thugs smart or ethical. It's like teaching a pig to sing.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Real suck-up editorial in the Boston Globe ...

    Boston Globe: TSA should be able to say who gets scrutiny and why

    But the TSA is right to give it a try, and should take the needed steps to ensure the public has confidence that it’s being applied in a fair manner.

    Not when it costs a billion dollars of our money and has already been exposed as based on junk science.
  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    TSA has already given it a "try" and it hasn't worked. Not one "terrorist" has ever been discovered and, in fact, many have been missed.
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  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    They can't even discover the thieves and miscreants in their own ranks - people they supposedly "work" with every day.
  7. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Very little is known about which types of people have been subjected to extra questioning under an experimental new passenger screening system at Logan Airport, and why they were singled out.

    We know that in the past when TSA agents have been given wide discretion to single out people they choose hot young women in their 20s, they choose non-white people, or people who look 'alternative'. We know this and we've seen this. Now we have allegations of racial profiling from members of the TSA themselves! I think we have a pretty good idea who has been selected and why.

    But the TSA is right to give it a try, and should take the needed steps to ensure the public has confidence that it’s being applied in a fair manner.

    Like Doober said, the TSA has given it a try, it hasn't worked.

    Not sure where the person who wrote this editorial has been for the last some number of years.
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Suffering from positional asphyxia during rectocranial impaction.
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  9. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    I'm not a doctor, so I'll leave you to your professional opinion and terminology, but my opinion is that the writer suffers from "head up their (expletive deleted)" syndrome!
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    That was my diagnosis.
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  11. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    You mean like the congressman from Missouri?

    Oh, wait, that's going to be his position after a couple of rape survivors get hold of him in a dark alley...
  12. NoMoreFlying

    NoMoreFlying Original Member

  13. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    What a joke the TSA and this government is. :confused:
  14. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I think we have enough evidence that proves TSA employees are not trainable so retraining is just a waste of time and effort.
  15. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    They haven't tried shock collars on the TSA employees yet.

    Might be worth a try. Probably still won't work, but at least the videos would be entertaining.
  16. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yes, and give the controls to the passengers when they're getting felt up. Get too close to the jewels and zappo!
  17. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Just equip certain "Trusted Travelers" with sensor-equipped underwear. Run into the "resistance," and every TSA employee in a quarter-mile radius gets zapped.
  18. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Would need flashing lights and bells on the A.S.S. who started the sequence. That way the other A.S.S.'s could beat the crap out of the slower learner.
  19. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Training, in this particular issue with the TSA, is not the problem. The fact that they are trying to pass it off as such is insulting, infuriating, and quite unacceptable. The problems in regards to this issue are the SOP/guidelines and the directions provided by management, going clear up to Pissy himself, to try and make the TSA an organization looking for things other than WEI. Considering the percentage of minorities in the TSA, the concept of racial profiling is known to be wrong, but the employees who play a part in it do so even though they know it is wrong, but it is accepted by nearly everybody around them, outside of those who came forward to report it. In this instance, it appears that a small percentage of TSA employees decided it was wrong and wanted to do something about it, whereas the majority knew, but didn't care a wink.

  20. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member


    Just let them all be as suspicious of each other as they are of passengers and let it work itself out...

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