QOTD: anonymous ex-TSA manager on behavioural profiling

As reported in The Intercept, a refreshingly frank take on a facet of modern “security” measures in airports:

A second former Behavior Detection Officer manager, who also asked not to be identified, told The Intercept that the program suffers from lack of science and simple inconsistency, with every airport training its officers differently. “The SPOT program is bullshit,” the manager told The Intercept. “Complete bullshit.”

The whole article is well worth a read – who knew that blatant misandry had infiltrated the TSA?

… “apparent” married couples, if both people are over 55, have two points deducted off their score. Women over the age of 55 have one pointed deducted; for men, the point deduction doesn’t come until they reach 65.