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TSA Prepping Behavior Detection Plan at Airports

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New behavior detection techniques are coming to airport checkpoints as soon as next month, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said Thursday.

According to Politico, Pistole was interviewed on-stage by CNN reporter Jeanne Meserve at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. TSA has officers trained to detect behaviors in potential terrorists at 161 airports around the country.

Israel uses behavior detection techniques that engage travelers in conversation prior to boarding flights.

“We’ve looked at what works around the world, some outstanding examples and we are planning to do some new things in the near future here,” Pistole said.

Pistole also said the TSA is planning to test new methods of screening children in light of videos depicting children being patted-down at airports.

Click here to watch the full interview.

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  1. Something needs to be done. There is NO reason whatsoever, to pat down elderly and children. It may not be PC but …. it isn’t WHITE American children and the elderly that are blowing up airplanes or flying them into bldgs. There is NO reason to mess with an elderly persons ostomy bag when they have had colon or bladder cancer and have to wear a bag. If a person notifies them they have had a joint replacement, there is NO need to have them drop their pants IN FRONT of everyone. The head of this nations security can and will never be able to convince me that these pass ‘pat downs’ were necessary. Those people did NOT fit the profile of a terrorist. Neither does a white, gray haired English woman who is over 70 yrs of age.

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