TSA performing emotional screening of passengers

By David Edwards
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:39 EDT
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KXAN reported:

“Transportation Security Administration officials aren’t just concerned with what is in your luggage anymore. Some are being trained to assess what’s going through your mind. Behavior Detection Officers who work for the TSA go through a week long training in order to look for travelers displaying involuntary physical and physiological reactions that indicate stress, fear or deception. Though the agency won’t go into detail about what those indicators are, they say it’s a sophisticated process to determine who needs additional screening.”

KXAN has more details here.

This video is from KXAN Austin, broadcast July 29, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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