Pilots, flight attendants, and liberty groups are protesting that pat-down procedures go “extremely voyeuristic and intrusive.” The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) pat-down procedure is part of a general tightening of air security that includes new full-body scanners. If the scan shows something strange or a passenger declines to go through the machine, a TSA officer will perform a pat-down search – a procedure some say borders on the obscene. “It’s more than just patting you down. It’s very intrusive and very insane. I wouldn’t let anyone touch my daughter like that,” said one passenger. “We’re not common criminals.” An activist
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