Football fan charges TSA bias at PHL

02/19/2010 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

A woman in Philadelphia is telling local media she was singled out for secondary security screening last month because she was wearing a Dallas Cowboys football jersey. Alyson Galen says she was pulled from the line before reaching the metal detectors, then patted down and asked by a screener, "How's it feel to be a Cowboys fan in Philadelphia?" Galen says she did file a formal complaint, but would like an explanation from the TSA. The agency released the following statement in response to the story: "TSA trains our workforce to screen each passenger with dignity and respect. If travelers feel they have been mistreated during screening, we encourage them to ask for a supervisor at the checkpoint."

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