OK, we have gender profiling, racial profiling, profile profiling, and now airport personnel are going to run around detecting â€œbehaviour.â€ Brilliant. I feel safer already. They should try detecting their own thieving, drug smuggling, biker gang baggage handlers. And stop confiscating my expensive jams out of my carry-on!
What exactly does behaviour profiling mean anyway? I have behaviour. Lots of it. Which part is going to set off some savvy 18 year old behaviour profiling geniusâ€™s alarm bells? The part where I scream at the duty free clerk for being out of Gucci 3 again. Or the part where I begin sliding off the bar stool waiting out the 3 hour delay.
They will apparently be looking for â€˜physiological signs of hostile intent.â€™ Oh, like that didnâ€™t trigger any action before? Some Joeâ€™s running around being hostile and what? Did they just shrug and say â€œOh, well, madam, we donâ€™t have a behavioural profiling program at this airport, so there is nothing we can do.â€
Do our tax dollars pay for all this?