Behavior Detection Officers For Airports

Airport Tyranny: The Introduction of "behavior detection" technology at major US airports: globalresearch

"James Bovard has an article titled “Federal Attitude Policy” that appears in Freedom Daily (June 2008), a publication of the Fairfax, Va.-based Future of Freedom Foundation. According to the February 2002 Federal Register, people can be arrested if they act in a way that “might distract or inhibit a screener from effectively performing his or her duties …"

"But it's going to get worse. The TSA aims to have 500 “behavior detection officers” (BDOs) in airports by the end of this year. The job of the BDOs will be that of examining passengers for “body language and facial cues … for signs of bad intentions.' They look for what the experts call “micro-expressions.'"

"McClatchy Newspapers reported in an article, “New airport agents check for danger in fliers’ facial expressions,' (August 2007) that Jay Cohen, undersecretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology, “wants to automate passenger screening by using videocams and computers to measure and analyze heart rate, respiration, body temperature and verbal responses as well as facial micro-expressions.'

eality' has now become 'surreal' in what used to be a free nation.

compare: tsa-to-look-like-police
also: domestic surveillance

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