The Boston marathon bombing is now in the past, the culprits caught or dead and a sad tale of thwarted ambitions and bafflingly juvenile crazy posturing seems to have factored into the actions which hurt and maimed so many.
It’s impossible however to quickly overcome the sense of vulnerability there is for everyone living in a high profile US location. And New York is way up there in the list of those locations.
Perfect security is impossible in a free state but it doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves of the security that is there and the work of so many men and women to keep all of us as safe as it is possible to be. See the video for a good summary of what is done and where to ensure public safety right now.
There was a threat to Times Square, so how is that protected? First there is a visible police presence at all times, plus a covert presence. Second there is a range of CCTV cameras at ground, intermediate and high levels monitoring activity.
Homeland Security which funds a great deal of the security measures in NYC also has a program, the Securing the Citites initiative which puts raditation detection devises at strategic locations in NYC which would include Times Square.
And finally there is each New Yorker. Boston has taught us that a crowd working together can accomplish an enormous amount from saving survivors to catching the bad guys. New Yorkers would disagree about a lot of things but a uniting concern would be keeping the community as safe as possible. Let’s do it. And a big thank you to the men and women of NYC whose professional life is devoted to our safety. LIKE our NYPD and all who work in security.