TSA Concerns

Racial Profiling

On August 12, 2012, the New York Times published the story Racial Profiling Rife at Airport, U.S. Officers Say on its front page. The article broke the story that 30 federal officers charge that a "behavioral detection" effort meant to spot potential terrorists has actually promoted racial profiling. The article cites ACLU of Massachusetts work on the issue, including interviews we conducted with eight of the officers working at Logan airport in Boston.

Learn more about alleged TSA racial profiling.

Invasive Searches

In early 2010, Logan International Airport in Boston rolled out controversial "Advanced Imaging Technology" scanners--more commonly known as "naked scanners" or "full-body scanners."

Passengers can opt out of going through these scanners, but those who do must undergo invasive manual searches of their bodies by TSA officers.

Learn more about invasive TSA searches.