Proving that we are getting one step closer to the movie “Minority Report”, the TSA‘s crack behavior detection officers are now on the lookout for “anyone who displays arrogance or expresses contempt for the screening process.”
Why? Because scientific anti-terror detection techniques have now apparently revealed that complaining about poor treatment from airport security indicates you are probably a terrorist.
TSA officials are refusing to comment on their new list of indicators, but they’re quick to point out to CNN that no single indicator alone is ever used to identify travelers as potentially high-risk passengers. Travelers must exhibit several different indicators before “behavior detection” officers select them for more thorough security screenings.
A civil liberties organization, however, says that this list shouldn’t include behavior relating to the expression of opinions, even arrogant ones.
“Expressing your contempt about airport procedures — that’s a First Amendment-protected right,” said Michael German, a former FBI agent who now works as legal counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “We all have the right to express our views, and particularly in a situation where the government is demanding the ability to search you.”
“It’s circular reasoning where, you know, I’m going to ask someone to surrender their rights; if they refuse, that’s evidence that I need to take their rights away from them. And it’s simply inappropriate,” he said.
Many experts say that terrorists are actually much more likely to avoid confrontations with authorities, pointing out that al Qaeda training manual instructs members to blend in.
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