1.Pat-downs will be given to resolve an alarm in either the metal detector or imaging technology.
2.To reduce the need for a pat-down, the most important thing you can do is take everything out of your pockets before you go through screening. Remove jewelry!
3.If you opt out of being screened by Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT), you will receive a pat-down.
4.If you are directed for a pat-down, it should take less than three minutes.
5.The officer will fully inform you of the process before and during the pat-down, and ask you if you have concerns, such as medical devices or areas painful to touch.
6.At any time during the process, you can ask to have the pat-down done in private. You may also have someone accompany you. Someone of YOUR choosing.
7.If they alarm, children 12 and under will receive a MODIFIED pat-down.
8."Because pat-downs are specifically used to resolve alarms and prevent dangerous items from going on a plane, the vast majority of passengers will not receive a pat-down at the checkpoint." TSA Website
Yes ... why is a government agency allowed to deprive me of due process, and perform an unreasonable search without a search warrant if I don't consent to showing another voyeuristic TSA agent my naked body when I have committed NO crime? Purchasing a plane ticket doesn't automatically incriminate me, why should I be treated like a criminal. Why should I be treated guilty until TSA proves me innocent, when the Constitution GUARANTEES that I am innocent until proven guilty in a COURT OF LAW, and by a JURY of my PEERS??????????
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