The ever-helpful TSA likes to use “behavior detection” methods to spot terrorists—monitoring things like “exaggerated yawning,” “facial flushing,” or appearing confused or nervous, because what innocent person has ever been confused or nervous at the airport, amirite?
They assign a point system to each suspicious behavior, and if you rack up enough points, they can cart you off to law enforcement.
Just in time for your summer travels, Reason is out with this hilarious PSA of "12 signs you might be a terrorist"—sweating, keeping arms at your side, rubbing your hands, touching your face, gazing down, staring, looking at the security person, avoiding eye contact with the security person…
“This could be based on science. (It’s not.)”
The TSA's 12 Signs You Might Be a TerroristThis summer vacation, don't get detained at the airport. Avoid these suspicious behaviors that TSA agents are actually trained to look for.Posted by Reason Magazine on Thursday, July 9, 2015