As we witness "a watershed moment in American history", Congressional legislation has been introduced [by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) - S.3304] to name the bureau's D.C. headquarters the "Eliot Ness ATF Building" after "The Untouchables.". Does ATF management in DC consider themselves "Untouchable"? How arrogant is that?
Many of us disagree. It would be far more fitting, proper and descriptive to name ATF Head quarters the "Russell Vander Werf Building" to memorialize ATF management and commemorate Vander Werf's sterling (all night) performance in Metairie, LA, December, 2009. Not "The Untouchables", but "The Touchables".
Perhaps a special entrance door could be installed in the building?
"ATF spokesman Drew J. Wade called the proposed name "wholly appropriate and fitting."
The agency's acting director, B. Todd Jones, came to the ATF with a "keen understanding of the bureau's rich history and contributions to public safety and federal law enforcement," he said. "As such, Mr. Jones determined to see the ATF headquarters building named after one of its own."
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