Hands On with the TSA’s New ‘Enhanced’ Pat-Down Procedure

Unless you are a Muslim?

Earlier this year, the LA Times reported: TSA quietly launches new ‘enhanced’ pat-down procedure. The Times noted that TSA would not describe precisely how the new procedure is different from the old one: TSA officials declined to detail the new universal procedure or the previous pat-down tactics, but the industry is bracing for passenger unhappiness about more invasive searches.

For those curious about what the enhanced pat-down involves, I had a first-hand experience (no pun intended) Sunday evening September 10 in the Kansas City airport. (This is going exactly where you think it’s going, so feel free to stop reading right now.) After going through a metal detector in the TSA-Pre security line, I was randomly selected to see if a machine would detect explosives on my hands. My palms were swabbed and the machine detected explosives, even though I had not recently handled a gun, flammable liquids, or any sort of explosives. Another airline passenger told me the same machine had detected explosives on the hands of another passenger who had gone through the line minutes before I did.

Source: Hands On with the TSA’s New ‘Enhanced’ Pat-Down Procedure

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