Skip to comments.The best way for New York to enhance public safety?More guns
Posted on 11/03/2017 9:42:16 AM PDT by richardb72
On terrorism, we often are fighting the last war. And sometimes the supposed solutions have nothing to do with preventing future attacks. They just give the appearance that politicians are doing something.
The terror attack on Tuesday in New York City left eight dead and eleven injured after a rental truck was used to plow down people on a bike path. We are just fortunate that the killer ran into a school bus and was unable to continue his plan to hit more pedestrians on the Brooklyn Bridge.
The NYPD immediately pointed out that it had repeatedly instructed the 148 truck rental businesses in the area on how to identify suspicious customers.
But the businesses faced an impossible task. Politically correct politicians want businesses to screen for dangerous people, but those same politicians would be the first to object to anything that remotely smacks of racial profiling.
Take Gov. Andrew Cuomos (D-N.Y.) public address a few hours after the attack. He avoided mentioning anything that might usefully identify such an attacker, saying only that those who target New York oppose freedom and democracy. He refused to mention radical Islam. And he implicitly criticized President Trump for wanting to screen people from countries where we have trouble even confirming a persons identity.
This might be only the first successful mass killing with a vehicle in the US, but it is more common in other countries. Muslims only account for six percent of Europes population, but they are responsible for over 80 percent of vehicle attacks in Europe since 2000. Twenty-four percent of the people in the world are Muslims, but they carry out 78 percent of the worlds vehicular terror attacks.
Telling truck or car rental companies to screen for suspicious people isnt a serious counter-terror measure. Even an explicit ...
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And less democrats/socialists/Communists.
Actually the best way would be to oust a certain religious sect.
Might also enhance public politeness......the old adage “an armed society...”
What about vehicular attacks?
In a course somewhere, the instructor asks “how do you stop a moving vehicle?”
Answers flew from the eager students...
“shoot out the tires...”
“put a round through the engine block...”
“puncture the radiator...”
The instructor called for quiet and simply said “...kill the driver...”
paraphrased exchange from a novel, title....can’t recall
No doubt ‘duh blaze EEo’ and cuomo will be on board with that. (The other cuomo)
bollards and expanded pedestrian zones are the solution for much of Manhattan
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