Quite a Good Idea

Some NYC commuters having a hissy-fit over the possibility of being searched before riding the urine-soaked NYC subway system.

I think it’s a great idea – on two conditions.

First, racial/ethnic profiling must take place – no searches of old jewish women with walkers. The vast majority of search targets must be middle-eastern looking males. That’s what should be going on in the airports and that’s what should take place in the subways of NYC.

Next, search everyone wearing one of these shirts:

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In other good news on this good news Friday, London police shoot and kill bombing suspect at London subway station.

LONDON (AP) – Police shot and killed a man wearing a thick coat at a London subway station Friday, a day after the city was hit by its second wave of terrorist attacks in two weeks.

The man died after being shot by officers at the Stockwell subway station in south London, police said.

Passengers said a man, described as South Asian, ran onto a train at Stockwell station in south London. Witnesses said police chased him, he tripped, and police then shot him.

“They pushed him onto the floor and unloaded five shots into him. He’s dead,” witness Mark Whitby told the British Broadcasting Corp. “He looked like a cornered fox. He looked petrified.”

UPDATE:

Wait a damn minute. I didn’t think British cops carried guns. I thought they were only allowed to carry those night-stick looking things.

8 comments

  1. “First, racial/ethnic profiling must take place – no searches of old jewish women with walkers. The vast majority of search targets must be middle-eastern looking males”

    Nope. NYC Police Commissioner was on the Today show this morning, assuring hots Lester Holt and the Left that the system would be “numerically-based,” meaning “only one out of every 20 or so” observed packbackers. So, al-Qaeda will know it only has a 5% chance of even being questioned. If you refuse to allow your bag to be inspected “you will not be allowed to enter the facility.” Not arrested. Not detained until a search warrant can be obtained. No, that would violate the Fourth Amendment. Of course, a dedicated jihadist might just decide to detonate when appraoched, so he can take a cop or two (plus surrounding passers-by) with him. As the Guiness Guys would say: “Brilliant!”

  2. We’re basically, in a reality-based world, screwed unless we nip the bad guys in the butt before they’re here or get intelligence to nip ’em in the butt while they’re here but before they do something. Something has gone terribly wrong if a terrorist plot has been hatched and no one catches wind of it until the bad guys are going through the turnstyles on the subway.

    Best case scenario: Using the best psychic powers of the world, 100% of terrorists trying to blow up the subways are stopped just before get on the subway with their bombs.

    Don’tcha think the terrorists, in lieu of facing the psychics, would just rent a UHaul and blow up a building instead? The key is to stop ’em before they’re HERE.

    Not to say there shouldn’t be more security in subways…just that the “last second” approach probably won’t stop a whole lot.

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