Don't Ask, Don't Touch
The Texas Senate will consider a bill that would ban public servants from touching people in otherwise private areas of the body during a pat-down search.
The House passed a measure Friday that prohibits officers--including TSA screeners--from touching specific sensitive areas around a person's groin or backside. State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) believes airport security screeners make travelers feel like criminals as they board a plane. Becca Aaronson of our political reporting partner, the Texas Tribune, has a write-up about the bill here.