Sad, because behavioural profiling is a proven successful method of identifying persons of interest in security matters. http://michellemalkin.com/archives/004179.htm ABC News: Security screeners at 40 major airports across the country will be trained next year to use casual conversation to flush out possible terrorists. The Transportation Security Administration will first teach screeners what suspicious behaviors to look for in travelers. These can include nervousness, wearing a big coat in the summer or reluctance to make eye contact with law enforcement. Then, the screener will quiz passengers on their travel plans in hopes of spotting possible terrorists. Boston Logan International Airport began a pilot program for behavior screening in 2002. Shortly after 9/11, the airport brought in an Israeli security specialist who helped train Massachusetts police in behavior screening. The American Civil Liberties Union has warned that the screening technique could result in racial profiling. "This is a code word for targeting brown-skinned males between ages 17 and 45 years. It's not only racial profiling, it's ethnic profiling," said Timothy Sparapani, who oversees privacy rights for the ACLU... ********************* The ACLU has an ongoing lawsuit against Logan airport. I mean, it's not like terrorists would ever even think of using Logan as a base of operations. Nah.