i don't mind them holding people. i don't mind being held. they do need to have a faster way to clear people and they do need to be a lot more polite. after all, we are the ones always screaming "innocent until proven guilty".
i have watched the way the Brits do this. they do open profiling, which i think is just fine. they do individual interviews with people that they think fit the profile. they take people away and hold them. they do it all very politely. now i don't know what happens when they go to the little room.......
i think we can do what we do, but we don't need to be rude about it. they ought to send the TSA workers through some of these touchy feely classes that i take. they'll have to hire a cleaning service for the floor mop up, but maybe they could get these idiots to lighten up a bit.
oh ya...for those of you who travel....i have noticed that the TSA workers have different attitudes depending on where you are. maybe it has more to do with the supervisors than the organization? portlands TSA used to be real pr****, but last few times i flew, they were actually pretty funny.