News With a Fuse

April 25, 2008

Stop Gunning Down and Man Up

In an anti-terrorism measure, Police quipped with submachine guns, body armor and bomb sniffing dogs, will start patrolling subway trains and stations.

I like to think I have a creative mind, but I can't come up with a scenario where cops fire machine guns in a subway and innocent bystanders aren't being shot. Really there's no scenario where automatic weapons on a subway is a good idea. Commuters, machine guns, throw in a dog, in a tightly packed moving train is really just a recipe for disaster.

The only appropriate reason for machine guns in the subway is if it was shut down to commuters and the police are addressing a rodent problem. Then automatic weapons would be perfectly acceptable.

The price tag for the genius operation - $151 million. In a city where public schools are short on books and desks, this really disturbs me.

There comes a point where you have to stop and wonder if our government is really fighting terror, or simply creating it.

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