TSA Sees Yawns as Suspicious

A 92-point checklist obtained by The Intercept gives an inside look into what TSA agents look for when identifying would-be terrorists at airports as part of its Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT, program. Yawning, sweaty palms, and whistling are each one point on the alarm scale, while a rigid posture or arrogance are two. Age and other risk-reduction factors, on the other hand, can result in points being deducted from a passenger. A TSA spokesperson did not confirm the checklist.