TSA Chief Defends New Patdown Procedure

The head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, today defended his agency's new, controversial patdown procedure, one that has been described by some critics as sexual assault. The new procedure involves screeners running their hands up the inside of passengers' thighs and touching around women's breasts. "There is an ever-evolving nature of the terrorist threat," Pistole told a Senate committee holding a hearing on the safety of cargo. Pistole said the government is not...Full Story
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