The Transport Security Administration (TSA) announced that it will no longer be profiling people based on what they look like and what country they’re from. Instead, they are switching to a more effective system that would screen travelers who match the physical description, partial name, or travel pattern of a terrorist suspect.
“So it’s much more tailored to what the intel is telling us, what the threat is telling us, as opposed to stopping all individuals of a particular nationality or all individuals using a particular passport,” said a senior administration official who chose to remain anonymous.
It was agreed that using intelligence information instead of random selection of people that come from the 14 countries who have been identified as state sponsors of terror is more effective for determining who is and who isn’t a threat to public safety.
(Via Security Director News)