Well, they got what they want...
camera_lumina at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 22 08:00:36 PDT 2005
...I'm sure most are aware that random searches has begun here in NYC, at
subway stations and in the LIRR. Contraband (drugs, etc...) can get the
The next step, of course, will be to start grabbing anyone carrying
terrorist propaganda, such as the Qu'ran, leaflets, or even the New York
The sad thing is that it is still absurdly easy to get whatever you want
into the subways. For one, not every station has any kind of significant
police presence (funny, but the Chambers street station this morning had
multiple possible places where someone could enter with a backpack, despite
the fact that it opens directly inside "Ground Zero" and the path Trains to
New Jersey). But even if there were police everywhere, there are still many
places between stations where someone determined could enter.
OK, OK...so the police are deterrents against a few lone crazy copycats, who
don't have enough sense to enter away from police line-of-site. But it sure
seems damned silly to be giving up constitutional protection for the sake of
an image of protection.
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