When it comes down to it, Glidden is just one man with an opinion. He has no authority to pass laws, prosecute people, give legally binding judgments or rulings, nor does he even possess a juris doctorate. People are certainly entitled to opinions, the problem comes when some people's opinions are taken as gospel by those too stupid or lazy to form their own informed opinion. Glidden has rendered a highly restrictive interpretation of a current law, probably the most restrictive interpretation one could give. Many would argue, as they have done here, that his opinion is overly narrow and restrictive. His reasons probably are the reason why so many of our management type are ineffective leaders: doing nothing will never get you into trouble. By taking the narrowest, most restrictive interpretation of the law, he encourages management types to, in essence, do nothing. Don't stick your neck out for your officers and you'll never get into trouble. It is a philosophy that most of our management types will familiar to them and easy to enact. But in opposition to a manager, a leader would go out on a limb for his people, to do what is best for them and his department. A leader would trust his own instincts and common sense rather than to be controlled by their fears. Its just sad that so many of our managers aren't leaders.