"Random" Secondary at MCI

Old Jul 17, 07, 2:04 pm
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"Random" Secondary at MCI

Flying out of MCI yesterday, I was selected for a "secondary" screening past the metal detector. I asked the TSA agent why I was selected for a secondary and he told me that it was a random selection. I am puzzled as I wasn't given an SSSS on my boarding pass. Should I suspect racial profiling as I am an Arab-American?
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Old Jul 17, 07, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by FightingIlliniUAL View Post
Should I suspect racial profiling as I am an Arab-American?
Yes. You'll never prove it though.
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Old Jul 17, 07, 2:41 pm
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File a complaint. No one should be "secondary screened" without clear, probable cause.
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Old Jul 17, 07, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by FightingIlliniUAL View Post
Should I suspect racial profiling as I am an Arab-American?
You can if you like. Or you might have been acting strangely - my wife got a secondary last month in BNE because she was totally p*ssed off at me and the kids. She darn near got a tertiary because of the steam coming out your ears.

Depends on how delicate you are.

Me, I'm just resigned to the sausage factory that is life.
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