Why Don’t We Have His Name?
Bill Quick

Cheapskate officials refused to install WTC security cameras | New York Post

Port Authority officials bought a surveillance system in August that could have detected the 16-year-old kid who got to the top of 1 World Trade Center last week — but it’s still sitting in its box in a back office because they didn’t want to pay extra for installation, a well-placed source told The Post.

The PA honcho in charge of the $4,000 security purchase for the top of America’s No. 1 terror target was furious that such a seemingly large amount of money was spent on the two-camera system and refused to spend any more to hook it up, the source said.

Remember:  It’s security theater, not actual security.

There is, however, this excellent point:

“He looked at me and my colleague and said, ‘Why did I spend $4,000 on this equipment when you could have gone to Home Depot and gotten something cheaper?’ ’’ said the source, a veteran electrician who worked on the project for the vendor, Angel Electronics.

Why?  Boodle.  Next question?

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Why Don’t We Have His Name? — 5 Comments

  1. Actually, originally it was On Monthly Special at Best Buy for only $279.95 (Plus Tax), but they offered the buying agent a helluva deal at Checkout on an Extended Lifetime Service Warranty (AnyTHING, AnyTIME, AnyWHERE, For-EVAH!!) – plus, there was the “slight surcharge for the optional second camera, your Basic Standard Upgrade”…so, well…