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Police go 'in-your-face' to deter would-be terrorists in Miami
The Associated Press
Posted November 28 2005, 2:50 PM EST
MIAMI -- City police will attempt to thwart terrorists by staging random, "in-your-face" security operations at so-called "soft" targets ranging from city buses to sports arenas, officials announced Monday.
The idea behind the "Miami Shield" program is to make such targets less attractive to terrorists and improve vigilance among Miami citizens. Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said al-Qaida and other terror groups carefully plot their attacks based in part on surveillance that identifies flaws and patterns in security.
Random, high-profile security operations will keep terrorists guessing about where police might be next, he said. For example, a group of officers might surround a downtown bank building, checking the identification of each person going in and out and handing out leaflets about terror threats.
"This is an in-your-face type of strategy. It's letting the terrorists know we are out there," Fernandez said.
Originally posted by Amethyst
Hm...wonder what would happen if you made up copies of the Bill of Rights, used a highlighter on the Fourth Amendment, and gave it to the cop along with your papers?