U.S. Airport Pat-Downs Are About to Get MORE Invasive

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March 4, 2017

TSAWhile few have noticed, U.S. airport security workers long had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs at the screening line. Now those options have been eliminated and replaced with a single universal approach. This time, you will notice.

The new physical touching—for those selected to have a pat-down—will be be what the federal agency officially describes as a more “comprehensive” physical screening, according to a Transportation Security Administration spokesman.

Denver International Airport, for example, notified employees and flight crews on Thursday that the “more rigorous” searches “will be more thorough and may involve an officer making more intimate contact than before.”

“I would say people who in the past would have gotten a pat-down that wasn’t involved will notice that the [new] pat-down is more involved,” TSA spokesman Bruce Anderson said Friday. The shift from the previous, risk-based assessment on which pat-down procedure an officer should apply was phased in over the past two weeks after tests at smaller airports, he said.

124 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Ramon1710 . says:

    I’ve yet to hear any success stories due to TSA efforts. All previous successes seem to have been the result of passenger tipoffs. Anyone else heard of TSA stopping a terrorism attempt?

  • Climax says:

    Perhaps Congress members need to be patted down before they enter their work places to rape us.

  • NM Leon says:

    Seriously, we need to train the TSA to do the same profiling the Israelis do.

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  • Mike McCloud says:

    Okay by me, anyways it’s better than a frog in my pocket at my age! Wonder if ‘frog legs’ is ‘compliant’?!

  • roboteq says:

    We should all just wear approved robes and sandals when flying. I now wear specific flying clothes just for this purpose. I always travel with a light jacket with lots of zippered pockets to put everything I want with me. The jacket goes in a tray and there is nothing of interest on my body. I still get personally searched, but have no idea why. I think it’s because I am cute and touchable 🙂

  • Molon Labe says:

    I suppose next they’ll want to do a prostate exam also!!!

  • clem says:

    Let it be known, that the ones doing the frisking have on pig skin gloves.

  • It is far past time for the US to learn something of the Israeli security model.

    1. Howie Subnick says:

      JOHN. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN! ISRAELI SECURITY TEAMS HAVE BEEN AT SOME OF OUR BUSIEST AIRPORTS AND LAUGHED AT WHAT WE DID. IT IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR EVENT AT ONE OF OUR AIRPORTS BEFORE SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT SECURITY.
      WE THINK WE HAVE THINGS UNDER CONTROL, BUT THAT’S A DREAM. GOD BLESS US ALL!

      1. Ramon1710 . says:

        Ya don’t want to offend a potential terrorist through profiling. It’s racist, ya know.
        As John Kerry once said, “Bombing is quick, but hurt feelings can last a lifetime.”

        1. Howie Subnick says:

          WHO REALLY GIVES A SHIT! PROFILE TILL THE BIRDS COME HOME!

    2. Askjrsk says:

      Yes. Americans we need to take back our country. We’re not here for them They must be here for us

      1. Retired says:

        That will never happen until we rid the US of the ACLU and the Democrat party changes .

        1. John Last says:

          democRAT Party

  • While I deeply respect the need for security, badge or no badge… someone move to touch my wife’s genitals… I’m going to jail and that person is going to the hospital. There are limits of decency that will not be transgressed.

    1. CharlieSeattle says:

      Do that, to interfere with airline security, and you will be screened with a cattle prod AFTER they finish with her!

  • Oldawg70 says:

    If you can’t handle being searched, then don’t fly! Personally I prefer boarding a plane knowing every effort has been expended towards security!

  • Tiger says:

    Profile. That is how Israel keeps it’s airport safe. Don’t pat down little children and old women. Unless they are Arabic. Sorry that is the way it is. I know that they are trying to recruit more women of blonde looks but the 30 attacks on country under O and the 70 not talked about were not done by white, blondes or woman.

    1. Gandolf says:

      El Al security doesn’t pat down everyone. They can tell by just talking to you if you need a pat down. I lived in Israel and have family high up in the Israeli military. I also had family who flew as air marshals on El Al.

  • DrBillLemoine says:

    Along with other forays into violating Constitutional protections, the Trump administration is now attacking 4th amendment provisions against unreasonable searches with this singular TSA ‘pat-down’. What happens to probable cause in this new process? Is it applied randomly, clearly against the Amendment, will judges be available to issue warrants at every airport? We have FISA courts for wiretaps but what about protecting innocent ‘me’ traveling on vacation or for business in a routine fashion? What is the justification for such expanded invasion into my privacy? Where are the procedures that permit strangers to invade my privacy without provocation or as a ‘routine’? It’s more firehose piling onto Americans violations of our protections because a certain segment of our population is ‘afraid of their shadows’ or have guilty consciences about personal wrongdoing which they project onto fellow citizens who are always innocent. You know, enact so many crazy invasive laws and regulations that it’s assumed people cannot fight and will eventually accept as ‘normal’. It won’t work in America or for American citizens.

    1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

      Sure thing, blame Trump for this, better yet, why not blame both Bushes. These “pat downs” were put in place under the Obama administration.

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        No, read the article. TSA procedures for pat-downs gave 5 options or levels of intrusion into personal space or clothing. Trump has condensed these into only one option–pass or be invaded. You are raising distractions for the prime issue of one pat-down option either deliberately or by ignorance: tell us which.

        1. kbfallon says:

          Hope your a better DR. than political analyst.

          1. Askjrsk says:

            He’s not a doctor. We have doctors in the family. One a graduate of Harvard, and practiced internationally now just retired prefers to not be addressed as doctor. Humility it’s called. Then there’s frauds and cons like HILLARY and Obamas.

          2. Retired says:

            Yup he belongs to that clan.

          3. Retired says:

            He got his Dr. at a commie university through the mail.

          4. Askjrsk says:

            Betcha he did!

          5. NM Leon says:

            He’s (supposedly) a PhDumbschitte, not an actual doctor.

        2. rl27 says:

          As a TSA agent, I would be too busy stuffing drugs in your luggage! Got to make those BIG BUCKS!

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            No wonder you post anonymously. Boss reads these comments? You’ll be fired for your joking about an important work issue. Then again, maybe you are a crook.

          2. rl27 says:

            Should have posted “If I was a TSA agent”

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            Words have meanings; subject and predicate must agree; subjunctive clause must match them. Stick with your pat-downs, not blogging.

          4. NM Leon says:

            “It’s a skill you rebels could learn for some, any impact in what you state here.”

            Was that not a sentence written by you, Bullschitte Billy? Please tell us how the subject and predicate agree and how the sentence parses…inquiring minds want to know.

          5. Askjrsk says:

            Ha! If I were a carpenter and you …weren’t trying to pass yourself off as s doctor, posted on the backside of a fraudulent birth certificate.

          6. NM Leon says:

            News flash Bullschitte Billy, anybody with an IQ over 75 doesn’t post using their real name. Then again maybe you are a pedophile as some of your neighbors in Kissimmee have alleged so you are trying to appear honest…it ain’t working dude, EVERYBODY here knows you are a lying sack of schitte.

          7. Askjrsk says:

            Good one. It wouldn’t know the difference. High on CLINTONS crack cocaine. Oregon Kaiser Hospital has a “surgeon” name Dr. Paetal, a surgeon from India. He’d open the poor unsuspecting patient up for hear surgery. Only problem he couldn’t sew them back up again. He made quite a mess. Later discovered his medical licence was like OBAMAS birth certificate. A fraud a fake and a con. Can we talk about Kaiser and law suits? The first Heart transplant surgeon lives in New York, he dines regularly at a club we were invited to. No one except his closest friends know who he is. That’s the way it is.

        3. Retired says:

          Blah Blah Blah.

        4. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

          Where in the article does it say Trump? I must have missed it…

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            The article talks about phasing in the single pat-down procedure over the past 2 weeks of testing. That spells Trump administration and continues the more intensive Trump screening efforts that started so badly with a big announcement and Executive Order that fared badly. This one’s on the down-low but doesn’t take much imagination to trace back, if you read the article with understanding.

          2. NM Leon says:

            “Understanding” being the libtard spin. BB, I do believe you actually attended college, but you are an idiot.

          3. NM Leon says:

            “Understanding” being the acceptance of the libtard narrative of the day. Sorry, Bullschitte Billy, ain’t gonna happen here.

          4. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            Show me where President Trump has replaced the head of the TSA, if you cannot do so then blaming Trump for it is all due to you wildly using your imagination.

          5. DrBillLemoine says:

            It’s common sense. Trump wants to tighten up screening for Muslims. TSA has tightened up its pat-down screening. You figure it out.

          6. NM Leon says:

            Common sense is all but absent from Dem narrative. Trump wants to tighten screening for prospective immigrants from countries that cannot provide needed documentation? Good deal!

          7. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            Just what I expected, you have no proof so you cop out.

          8. DrBillLemoine says:

            Change of president, change of policies, change in TSA leadership goals–quite simply actually if you have common sense. The proof is in the actions and their timing.

          9. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            The only proof you are providing is that you hate the President.

          10. DrBillLemoine says:

            There’s plenty of common sense in my position; the proof is emerging by the day. There’s no hate in facts, truth and clear patterns of behavior.

          11. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            You have no proof to post, you have no facts and you have no truth, you have nothing but your opinion and conjecture. Until you post actual proof I am done with this circular argument. Good day.

          12. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            If this proof you speak of is emerging why can you not provide any of it instead of your hateful opinions? Until you actually provide proof I am done with this thread, good day.

          13. DrBillLemoine says:

            Every day since his campaign started and Trump condemned certain terrorists, the nation has suffered an illegal ‘Muslim ban’ or tightening of travel restrictions to match his tragic rhetoric. If you can’t see the move toward restricting traditional freedoms and rights, I can’t help you. It’s growing daily to be less my opinion and more factual. Now we have a new ‘Muslim ban’ that’s hardly different from the old one stopped in court. Removing screening options for me, an American citizen traveling, limiting everything to an enhanced ‘pat down’ is not warranted, unless you want to move more toward dictatorship.

          14. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            Try doing some research instead of parroting your puppet masters at the main stream media, your boy obama signed the muslim ban laws, President Trump is just trying to enforce them. And yet again you FAIL to provide any shred of proof.

            https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/01/29/news-bulletin-the-list-of-muslim-nations-in-trumps-socalled-muslim-ban-are-ones-obama-choose-n2278021

          15. DrBillLemoine says:

            There were no Obama ‘Muslim ban laws’. What you reference is State Department warnings to travelers in selected countries about possible terrorist activities. It’s common knowledge if you watch tv or read any newspapers of repute. Trump by contrast is attacking not terrorist activities (as there is none from the selected countries transported to America) but an entire religion. Try to sort these things out in your feeble mind.

          16. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            Wow are you stupid. News sources of repute like CNN? ABC? Washington Post? All of the leftist cheerleaders that didn’t hold obama accountable for any of his action? Keep on drinkin the donkey piss koolaid you leftist puppet.

          17. DrBillLemoine says:

            Trump is president now. You’d best be watching the media for HIS accountability. His administration in 50 days has more corruption and wrongdoing than 8 years of Obama, or aren’t you looking critically? Your slam of mass media tells lots about YOU–anti-intellectual, unread, and mindlessly partisan. No way to have a conversation with those traits.

          18. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!! Au contrair, I actually read quite a lot of sources that are not leftist tools like yourself, YOU are the anti-intelectual, spoon-fed brainless partisan. You are incapable of comprehending that there are sources other than your beloved cnn which actually publish the TRUTH!

          19. DrBillLemoine says:

            That’s your problem with misinformation–not reading, watching sources other than right wing. That’s anti-intellectual, clearly partisan and/or ideological. I hardly watch CNN, but it takes multiple sources on a range to get truth, not your forte.

          20. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            ~pats you on the head~ run along and drink your leftist koolaid kid, you have no clue.

          21. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            What corruption and wrong doing has President Trump performed? Please provide actual facts and not your opinions.

          22. DrBillLemoine says:

            Kidding, right? Hiring family member Jared for his administration violates law. Not divesting his business holdings violates the Constitution. Start with those. Only a Republican congress stands between Trump and impeachment.

          23. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            Clinton had hitlery in his administration. Show me where in the Constitution it says that the President has to disclose his business holdings? You are talkin out of your massively uninformed ass again!

        5. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

          You have still never given any PROOF that President Trump has replaced the head of the TSA.

      2. ArcticGrayling says:

        Send Obama to be patted down. It would give the gay nigger boy a stiffy. He would enjoy it.

        1. Askjrsk says:

          Sure would!

        2. Retired says:

          He would love w rear cavity check at the same time .

      3. Askjrsk says:

        Another OBAMA regulation that just enriched Obamas.

    2. kbfallon says:

      Is that you again Nancy?

    3. Gandolf says:

      Those pat downs were administered to nuns and people in wheel chairs for decades.

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        For ‘decades’ TSA had a range of pat-down options you ignore from this article (you didn’t read). Metal wheelchairs thwart magnetic detection devices for weapons, so further inspection is advised–but your nuns crack is overenthusiastic intrusion. And we shouldn’t be distracted by religious or medical issues here, in administration efforts to reduce options bordering on, I believe, unconstitutional intrusion into those profiled by TSA as dangerous to flight security.

        1. dave veltmand says:

          Excuse me but the TSA was not even in existance until a month AFTER 911. Check your sources before making more FAKE NEWS.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            Sorry, it IS a decade and a half. In biblical terms that’s 2 decades, but you are right. It doesn’t change my thesis of tightening inspections under Trump and his glide path for screenings. It’s the alt right that thrives in faux news. Curiously you raise the issue–important to you? Stop splitting hairs–that’s not false news, simply nit picking when you have much larger issues like collusion with Russia.

      2. Retired says:

        That is True last time I flew I had a bad leg and could not walk and used the airport Wheel chair . The Idiot could not understand what a Knee brace was .

    4. rl27 says:

      Constitutional protections? G. Bush and Obama craped all over us and it! Trump will receive and follow his instructions from the velvet hammer, just like the previous presidents.

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        Don’t be stupid. Mel Torme’ has nothing to do with this issue.

        1. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

          Mel Torme was the Velvet Fog, keep showing us how uninformed you really are.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            Is there another ‘velvet’ that I don’t know about? Where’s the ‘hammer’ part come from? I can’t read you rebels half the time.

          2. NM Leon says:

            “I can’t read you rebels half the time.” That’s because you are an idiot libtard, BB.

          3. NM Leon says:

            According to Google there are 422,000,000 other “velvets” that you are apparently too stupid to find.

          4. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            There ya go, more proof that you are uninformed, try doing some research instead of posting what comes out of your colon.

    5. mudguy1 says:

      Thats all you liberals know is blame everyone else. To take responsibly for your actions is something you can not do.

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        Did Trump or did he not change the TSA regulations on airport searches lately? Put the finger where it belongs, on Trump and his penchant for reducing citizen freedoms and protections. He’s responsible. Why can’t you see that simple truth?

        1. mudguy1 says:

          When did you liberals ever worry about the truth?

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            Are you a hermit, a cave dweller? Everybody knows about faux facts from the Trump administration and right wing media, except you?

          2. mudguy1 says:

            And is head your in the sand or some where else. Everybody knows about the FAKE NEWS that the left-wingers are spreading.

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            Be careful. This is the English language.
            Everybody know the right via Trump acolytes and Breitbart led media pump out fake news, not your ‘left wingers’. Where’s your head?

          4. mudguy1 says:

            Still stuck on Fake news.

          5. Retired says:

            Not only fake news ,He is also a Fake or should I say Flake ???

          6. mudguy1 says:

            I used to say people like him are like a broken clock. Right twice a day. But now I say they are are wrong all the time because there are no hands on their clock.

          7. Retired says:

            Or anything in the cavity between the ears .

          8. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            Not to mention all the gears are stripped and the batteries are dead!

          9. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            A flaky fake?

          10. NM Leon says:

            Really, according to the polls the majority know you idiot libards are ” pump out fake news”. Sorry, your Communist agenda is dead.

          11. Retired says:

            You are the Commie Cave Dweller .

          12. NM Leon says:

            Are you an idiot (silly question) everybody knows about the continual “fake news” coming from the MSM.

          13. Askjrsk says:

            Not a strong point. Like HILLARY said. Just tell them so that they give the desired results. She tried to lay that one on PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Obviously that didn’t fly.

          14. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

            The lefties, they are so not liberal by the classic definition of the word, care about the truth about as often as they can provide proof, which is never!

        2. NM Leon says:

          Uh, excuse me Bullschitte Billy, but President Trump’s change of the regulations had exactly ZERO to do with any CITIZEN freedoms and protections. Why do you pretend to not understand that simple truth.

        3. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

          Where is the proof that President Trump changed the TSA guidelines? You have none.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            I’ve already stated it’s my observation and opinion as a traveler with family members who travel that a handful of options from prior TSA regulations are now down to one. It’s not on Trump directly although his directions may include guidelines for such agencies. Nobody knows what’s in Trump’s warped mind.

        4. Olaf Thunderfoot says:

          You tell us, provide some EVIDENCE that President Trump made these changes.

      2. Askjrsk says:

        They are disgusting in their f struction now aren’t they?

      3. Retired says:

        This so called Dr. is AFU .

        1. mudguy1 says:

          Think you are right about the SO CALLED part.

    6. Retired says:

      Our preacher troll is back . you should have thought about that when you voted for Billy Boy and Obama .

    7. NM Leon says:

      Uh, excuse me Bullschitte Billy (BB), but foreigners who have not gained admittance to the US have ZERO protection under ANY part of our Constitution…PERIOD.

    8. NM Leon says:

      Please explain to us all how any restrictions to foreign nationals who have not been granted entry to the US are in any way protected by the Constitution. Inquiring minds want to know.

  • edorr1atcoxdotnet says:

    I quit flying before all this funny stuff started, I think last time I flew was in Jan. 2000. If I can’t get there by driving I don’t need to be there.

  • jerry says:

    I stopped flying years ago; after having my junk groped.
    I’ll admit, I have bilat hip replacement and a titanium femur, but must I be grab between my legs up to my pubis?

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Happened to me in Munich Germany . Missed my plane. Questions and patting and groping . Missed my flight! Lufthansa flew without me and I was on s connecting flight . Privatize take government out of security buisness.

      1. Retired says:

        We need to get the Musies out of our Airports.

    2. CharlieSeattle says:

      Yes

  • ArcticGrayling says:

    Do a public strip search of every Muslimah sow that traverses every airport. Let both the public and their sand nigger beaus watch.

    Only let them off the hook if they will eat a bacon and tomato sandwich and a beer. They should also sign a written statement that Muhammad’s mother was a whore.

    1. John Last says:

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        1. John Last says:

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    2. Rick Stanley says:

      Excellent post.

      1. Askjrsk says:

        Absolutely

      2. CharlieSeattle says:

        No, it is to weak!

    3. Askjrsk says:

      Brilliant

    4. CharlieSeattle says:

      No. Not If they are not allowed.

      Deport all illegal aliens & muslims, CITIZENS OR not, from the USA!!
      Ban all muslims from traveling to the west, …FOREVER

      Trump is correct.
      Implement muslim control, NOT gun control.

      Defending your person, your family, your country from attack and invasion from those forcing a violent, terrorist, genocidal ideology on western civilization…is …not … islamophobia ….or racist. ….It is just common sense.

      1. Retired says:

        That would or should include Obama followers . Many have Converted in our prison system .

    5. WRBuchanan says:

      Why sugar coat it like that,,,Please tell us how your really feel?

      Randy

    6. NM Leon says:

      Too funny!

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