Monday, November 28, 2005

Terror attack practice?

Under the heading don't these people have something better to do?
Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant.

Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said officers might, for example, surround a bank building, check the IDs of everyone going in and out and hand out leaflets about terror threats.
One expects this tactic has about as much chance of nailing a terrorist as I have of winning the lottery and wouldn't you think there's enough real crime in Miami without them wasting man hours on play acting, particularly in light of the fact there has been no credible threat made against the city? And have they learned nothing from the colored terror alerts? People have become so inured to false alarms that no one pays attention to them anymore. It seems to me these sort of over reaching police surveillance tactics make us less safe, not more.

Of course it's dandy practice for when they declare martial law.
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Blogger mikevotes said...

New York has been doing this for awhile with their Hercules teams.

Your "winning the lottery" analogy has it about right. It always seemed to me that their purpose was more to make people feel safe, than to actually make them safe.

But with still no significant port security, border security, or airline cargo security, that pretty much seems to be the purpose of alot of our anti-terror dollars.

4:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

You've got that right Mike. I'm beginning to think we were twins seperated at birth we think so alike. I was going to mention the NY subway searches in the post but I'm working this week and ran out of time.

6:14:00 PM  

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