In order to be a solid Law Enforcement leader, one must possess excellent social skills. Included should be expertise in interpersonal conflict resolution. Yes, Pistole has an obligation to keep travelers safe; however, Pistole also has an obligation to guard children from being groped by TSA employees. Pistole has an obligation to allow men and women to be free from exploitation by TSA workers. Since we are country characterized by Democracy, Pistole has an obligation to do what the people ask when the request is reasonable. This obligation extends to all of our federal elected officials. Let us commend the specific elected officials who ordered Pistole to Capital Hill this week to explain why law abiding American citizens are robbed of their dignity through “the” degrading, invasive patdown searches.
- John Pistole,
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