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Posted at 9:10 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Federal law enforcement officers back TSA screening

By Joe Davidson
Anne Bartlett

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association has weighed in on the controversy over air travel security, saying it supports the controversial body imaging and thorough pat-downs the Transportation Security Administration uses to screen airline passengers.

"The proper use of advanced imaging technology should significantly reduce the risk of terrorists bypassing checkpoints with weapons and explosive devices," said Jon Adler, the organization's president.

A statement from the organization also said it supports a zero tolerance policy for any proven employee misconduct during the use of the imaging machines and enhanced pat-downs. "FLEOA remains committed to balancing a strong consideration of privacy and civil liberties with the security needs of our present threat environment," the statement said.

By Joe Davidson  | November 23, 2010; 9:10 AM ET
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Comments

Federal law enforcement's idea of a perfect society involves everyone living in super max facilities with food, medical supplies etc delivered by HSPD-12 compliant robots and individuals only communicating through NIST certified networks. It would provide nearly perfect security with only minor infringements on civil liberties such as a blanket prohibition on ever leaving our living quaters. Is that really too much to ask of the American people in order to protect them from the treat of terrorists?

If we put 1/10 of one percent of the current security crackdowns directed at our own people into tracking down the actual terrorists and killing them, the threat would have been eliminated years ago.

Posted by: WoodbridgeVa1 | November 23, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Of course they support them, they get a pass instead of a probe.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | November 23, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Law enforcement officers have absolutely NO SAY in the matter!

Posted by: darbyohara | November 25, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

The FLEOA supports TSA because they are a union and want TSA screeners to become members. This has nothing to do with anything but that.

Posted by: hra466 | November 28, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

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