TSA Database Tracks Surly Air Travelers

Throw a tantrum and the feds will make note of it
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2010 3:19 PM CDT
TSA Database Tracks Surly Air Travelers
A January file photo of a TSA worker.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

Mind your manners at the airport or it's going on your permanent record. The TSA has a 3-year-old database with information on passengers who pitch a fit during screening by threatening employees or, say, kicking equipment, reports USA Today. So far it's logged 240 incidents, and privacy advocates are predictably alarmed, but the vast majority involve screeners fighting with each other. For exhibit A, see here.
(More airport screener stories.)

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