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Airport Pat-downs Often Ineffective Security Stop

• AP
With all the screening technology at U.S. airports, the last line of defense is still the human hand: the pat-down search.

But aviation experts say the pat-down is often ineffective, in part because of government rules covering where screeners can put their hands and how frequently they can frisk passengers. As a result, even if the man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound U.S. jetliner on Christmas Day got an airport pat-down, it probably wouldn't have found the explosives authorities say were hidden in his crotch.

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Comment by Lola Flores
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 So, I suppose that the Department of Homeland Scrunity will be recruiting from the Catholic Church now.

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