Thursday, July 24, 2014
NYPD very good at crime response. Crime prevention? Not so much
Heh heh, two days AFTER clever pranksters replaced the two American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge with white surrender flags, NYPD decided to have a presence there. Police boats were churning up the river, NYPD choppers were circling above, and foot patrols stood vigil at each end while one cop on some sort of scooter rode back and forth across the span.
FOR WHAT? It doesn't do any good to slam the barn door after the horses have run away. Why pull these guys off of actual crime fighting and terrorism watch to patrol a structure after the vandals have already struck? The idea is terrorism prevention, not reaction to terrorism after it occurs.
Let's be honest, NYPD doesn't exactly have a stellar track record when it comes to scofflaws. Remember that one kid who snuck to the top of One WTC and took pictures for like 2 hours, and then the guy who did the same thing, but videoed his base-jump with a GoPro camera?
Where's all the security at these high-value targets before the vandals strike? It's ridiculous.