The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has long faced accusations that their agents at the gate racial profile travelers. However, claims of racial profiling have changed a bit.
According to a New York Times report released on Saturday, TSA agents of the Logan Airport branchhave been racially profiling Latinos, African-Americans, and other minority groups in the hopes of snagging someone who’s done something illegal.
The NY Times reportedly spoke with TSA employees and saw complaints filed by some who revealed,, ‘The behavior detection program is no longer a behavior-based program, but it is a racial profiling program.’
At least 32 TSA officers have filed written complaints about their peers, saying they have all been pressured by higher management to increase the number of stops, searches, and criminal referrals.
TSA officials at Logan Airport have stated they do not tolerate or encourage racial profiling and are investigating the matter.
A statement from the TSA at Logan:
If any of these claims prove accurate, we will take immediate and decisive action to ensure there are consequences to such activity.