[thechat] Re: US criticised over Muslim checks

Dave Fitch lists at dere-street.com
Thu Oct 3 17:32:01 CDT 2002

Ken Kogler said:

>I've gone through airport security 10 times (5 round-trip flights)
>since 9/11, and only ONCE did I NOT have to take off my belt &
>shoes. I'm a non-descript looking young white American male from the
>suburbs, too... It's not racial profiling. It happens to everyone.

I was in Boston in March for a conference and found the whole
security thing quite interesting. Was picked out [aka "randomly
selected"] for additional security checks three times, which was a
bit irritating. The last time was on the ramp to the plane, when they
did the whole hand baggage search/shoe check thing. Since everyone
hadn't gone through the final boarding check, everyone had their
passports in their hands...

Everyone in the queue was either a] non American [mainly white Brits
who I recognised from the conference] or b] non white Americans.
Dave Fitch, dave at dere-street.com

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