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Eliminating pat downs at Texas airports

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Texas - Being pat down at a Texas airport could be a criminal matter under a bill gaining momentum in the state legislature.

The measure would make it a felony for a security officer to intentionally touch someone's private areas, even on top of clothing, unless the officer has probable cause.

Some lawmakers say the invasive pat down searches are taking away people's dignity...

But the TSA says the current security measures are the best way to reduce the risk of terrorism.