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NEW YORK — New York officials say they could stop attacks like the attempted Times Square car bomb by expanding a controversial surveillance system so sensitive that it will pick up even suspicious behavior.
New York is already a heavily policed city, with 35,000 officers and a counterterrorism bureau -- the first of its kind in the country -- partnering the FBI.
But Saturday's failed terrorist bomb in the Times Square tourist hot spot has provided the authorities with a new argument for expanding a sometimes controversial security blanket of cameras, sensors and analytical software.
The system "will greatly enhance our ability and the ability of the police to detect suspicious activity in real time, and disrupt possible attacks," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.
The high-tech system, modeled on the "ring of steel" in London's financial district, is already in service in lower Manhattan, where Wall Street and the World Trade Center reconstruction site are located.
Headquartered at 55 Broadway, the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative goes far beyond the traditional hodgepodge of police cameras, such as the 82 devices installed around Times Square.
Originally posted by mike_trivisonno
Do you people not see how the synergy between Jihad and NWO are culminating in a world where Islam is the only religion and Tyranny the only form of social control.
These cameras are a farce to confuse you and keep you thinking about your rights.
To return to a state of normalcy, we need only remove the jihad threat from our nation. Deport muslims instead of installing cameras.
These cameras will do nothing to prevent Jihad attacks.
[edit on 5-5-2010 by mike_trivisonno]
Originally posted by BeastMaster2012
how many americans has "jihad" killed on american soil? I am guessing you think 9/11 was done by the Muslims so let's not count that one. Since 9/11 how many people have died? I am not afraid of any muslim country, i am more afraid of our own country spreading "democracy".
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
I'm sorry it has come to this.
If the camera's will in fact act as deterrents, then perhaps it is worth putting up with.
If not, then only time will tell.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Exactly like the Simpsons episode that aired the same weekend.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
Was the circumstance created, or is it a case of taking advantage of the circumstance? I think the later is more likely. Still gives you a conspiracy, but has far more credibility than yelling false flag, false flag over everything that happens.