Airport screening examined for impact on minorities

Wednesday June 06 by Claudia bournecnn
The U.S. Transportation Department opened an investigation on Monday of whether a high tech airline passenger screening system unfairly singles out minorities for additional security checks. But one group that represents the people the agency sought to protect from profiling objected to the investigation, saying plans to question planeloads of passengers about their race, religion and other personal characteristics for comparison purposes was overly intrusive and unnecessary.

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