When you think about airport security these days, do you think about long lines and babies being patted down? Or has your view of the Transportation Safety Administration softened? The man who thinks he has changed the “TSA brand” is retiring.
“Our protocols were such that we were literally doing a pat down of a 95-year-old great-grandmother with cancer in a wheelchair, because she might be a terrorist,” TSA Administrator John Pistole told “Power Players.” “So, what we've done is replace some of those policies that, frankly, didn't make any sense, with a policy of saying, ‘Let's try to pre-screen as many people as we can.’”
Pistole said expediting the security process for certain categories of people, such as high-level government employees or those who have undergone screening through TSA pre-check, not only makes the security lines faster; it makes flying safer.
“There's whole groups of people that are benefiting from these changes we've made, which allows us to beRead More »from From patting down grandmas to pre-check: Retiring TSA chief looks back on legacy