Report: Racial profiling alleged at US airportThe Associated Press
NEW YORK -- A newspaper says Transportation Security Administration officers at Boston's Logan International Airport are alleging that a program intended to help flag possible terrorists based on passengers' mannerisms has led to racial profiling.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/P2enzf ) reports that in interviews and internal complaints it has obtained, more than 30 officers involved in the "behavior detection" program at Logan say the operation not only targets Middle Easterners, but also passengers who fit certain profiles _ such as Hispanics traveling to Miami, or blacks wearing baseball caps backward.
The program is intended to allow officers to stop, search and question passengers for behavior considered suspicious.
The TSA tells the newspaper that it's investigating the allegations and says if the claims are true, it will take "immediate and decisive action."