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In Depth (Airline Safety) #841118

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 22, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The arraignment in Britain of suspects in the plot to blow up airliners headed for the US noted; courtroom sketches shown.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The Homeland Security Department’s proposal for more extensive background checks of overseas airline passengers featured. [US Customs & Border Protection Jayson AHERN†- comments on looking for links from individuals of concern through the database systems.] [Infinite Security CEO Larry WANSLEY†- notes the information is like an evil jigsaw puzzle.] [Privacy advocate Marc ROTENBERG†- says it’s protected information under European law.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Miami: Kerry Sanders) The sensitive issue of passenger profiling featured; details given of the Supreme Court ruling on racial profiling and the Israeli tactic of screening passengers based on behavior. [Airline passenger Otis JONES†- states the Muslims are trying to do damage to us.] [Palestinian passenger “OMAR” – states he accepts profiling.] [Miami International Airport security chief Sgt. Kevin DOUGHERTY††- says we’re looking for behavior.]

Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete;
Sanders, Kerry

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