Of course, anyone who watches cop shows knows what a pat-down search is.
“Very few people actually get the pat-down at all,” John Pistole, who runs the Transportation Security Administration, told me.
This came on the same day the agency defended the pat-down of a crying four-year-old in the Kansas airport.
A "pat-down" search by definition is "a frisk or external feeling of the outer garments of an individual for weapons only."
For some trips, it will be faster than flying –- without the pat-down.
The TSA's version of a pat-down will likely be both too intrusive for people to accept, and not intrusive enough to be effective.
Reports were that he might be armed, and when we found him, the other detective gave him a pat-down search.
John Tyner was in San Diego on his way to a hunting trip when he was stopped for a pat-down.
It was in truth more of a stop, curse, and search far beyond a pat-down that would have detected a gun.