MN Public Radio: TSA can't prove airport screens do any good

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    MN Public Radio: TSA can't prove airport screens do any good

    The Transportation Security Administration employee who selects you for special screening at the airport is supposed to have a good reason for doing so. But is it true?

    According to a recent federal report, the agency has never studied the effectiveness of its own billion-dollar effort and does not have a centralized training program to ensure that passengers aren't being chosen for illegal reasons, such as race or religion. As reported by the New York Times, "As a result of the T.S.A.'s ineffective oversight of the program, it 'cannot ensure that passengers at U.S. airports are screened objectively,' the report said."
     
  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Love the headline--hope that is repeated.
    The failure of the BDO program should also be the end of deference to the agency on the reasonableness of BDO-only triggered searches (like my own).
     

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