Security Kabuki Strikes Again
Bill Quick

White flags baffle NYPD: ‘We’re lucky it wasn’t a bomb’ – Washington Times

The New York Police Department still can’t explain how a group of five individuals were able to hoist two white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge, which is supposed to be heavily monitored.

But it really isn’t, just like all the other points of porous security kabuki we have to put up with. All show and no go.

Over half of all contraband still makes it through the atrocity that is the TSA. That’s by the government’s own reports. The actual amount is probably higher.

In San Francisco, you could still, with the aid of a bolt cutter or two, drive a huge truck bomb right under the Golden Gate Bridge at one of the main supports on the Ft. Point end. There used to be National Guardsmen stationed there, but that’s long gone. “Monitoring” likely consists of an SFPD unit cruising by once every couple of hours.

It’s all bullshit. And every once in a while that becomes obvious. This time, at least, unlike the Boston Marathon, nobody was slaughtered.

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.

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  1. The National Guardsman might have been replaced by a camera. That’s much more useful, because someone might look at the feed once in a while, and if someone drives in and blows up the bridge, the existence of the recording will be handy in declaring that there is no evidence of terrorism.

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