ACLU challenges Boston airport security program over alleged racial profiling Chris Buell at 12:20 PM ET
[JURIST] The ACLU has sued MA police and port authority over a new security program at Boston's Logan International Airport, which the civil rights group claims leads to racial profiling. In the suit filed Wednesday, the ACLU argues that the "behavior pattern recognition" used by security at the airport "condones and encourages" racial profiling. State police said the program does not use profiling, instead focusing on travelers' behavior, such as loitering without luggage or watching how security in the airport operates. Police said the training program emphasized avoiding profiling. The suit was brought on behalf of the ALCU's coordinator for racial profiling, King Downing, who claims he was harassed by police there last year. Read the ACLU press release, and access the complaint. AP has more.
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