Behavior-based solution keeps airports secure, passengers’ privacy intact – Homeland Security Newswire

Some of the critics of tight security screening at U.S. airports say that rather than subject all passengers to the same security screening, TSA should unabashedly use profiling in order to concentrate on those groups in the population — presumably Middle Eastern-looking men between the ages of 15 and 45 — who, statistically (and, we should add, empirically and historically) are more likely to carry explosives on board. These critics are quick to add that it is because of political correctness that such profiling is not being used, resulting in old ladies and young children — and all passengers in between — being subject to intrusive security checks which are but a waste of time and resources.