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TSA Behavior Detection Officers Adopt Direct Interaction

Since the inception of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Behavior Detection Officers (BDO) program in 2003, it has been less than effective by design and deployment.   Currently, TSA BDOs seek out potential security threats through Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT). SPOT focuses on involuntary physical and physiological reactions, such as micro facial expressions,…

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TSA Internal Report Shows BDO’s Encouraged To Use Racial Profiling At Newark

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), situation just 15 miles from Manhattan, is the fourth busiest international airport in the United States. Passengers of all races, religions, and ethnic backgrounds pass through the airports’ Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoints, flying to destinations on five continents, all day, every day.   In a recent disclosure of…

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