I guess New York City politicians think that a police state is just an inevitable aspect of living in a global village.
Since none of the leaders of New York will acknowledge any other way to make terrorist attacks less likely, I guess they think a growing police state is just the price of urban living. So, now they’re rolling out more security forces.
Keep in mind that New York City already spends a lot of money on a powerful police presence to deal with crime. So, this new expense is significant.
CBS New York reports, “NYPD Deploying Heavily-Armed Anti-Terror Squads to Major Sports, Concert Venues.”
The department has trained local officers in the Midtown South and 78th precincts and have armed them with semi-automatic Colt M4 Commando rifles, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.[…]
Similar patrols are expected next year at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field and other summer or outdoor venues.
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