Sunday, August 12, 2012

Racial Profiling at Boston Logan Airport

Source: New York Times

In interviews and internal complaints,officers from the Transportation Security Administration's "behavior detection" program at Logan International Airport in Boston asserted that passengers who fit certain profiles - Hispanics traveling to Miami,for instance,or blacks wearing baseball caps backward -are much more likely to be stopped,searched and questioned for "suspicious" behavior.

"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," said one white officer,who along with four others spoke with The New York Times on the condition of anonymity.

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