Officials consider adjustments to airport security

Officials consider adjustments to airport security after passengers and pilots complain about rigorous checkpoints even after background checks

Background checks on pilots, opinionated passengers, and even the risk of touching children inappropriately aren’t keeping airport security personnel from carrying out rigorous body patdowns, but officials are willing to consider adjustments to the controversial new checkpoint procedures.
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Transportation Security Administration manager Anthony Crimi (l.) demonstrates ha full-body imaging machine on Oct. 7, in St. Louis. Airports across the country have provoked the ire of passengers and pilots, who say they have already gone through exhaustive background checks, with the use of intrusive patdowns on those who refuse the full-body imaging machine.
(Jeff Roberson/AP)

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