by Idiot Railfan
Lackawanna484 wrote:The 1993 bombers spent lots of time in the parking garage, mapping the columns and parking spaces near them. They undoubtedly walked past dozens of cops as they planned.Exactly the point I've been trying to make. Instead of wasting time poking around bags (which any "loss prevention agent" at Kmart can do) and harrassing reporters, the police should use their training toward spotting the people who are acting out of the ordinary. It is a waste of time and resources to have highly trained police officers rousting the homeless, sniffing pocketbooks and pushing around reporters.
And another thing...Why do the police who are patroling the big stations hang around in packs of four, five and six? Shouldn't they be more dispersed around the station? I'm not a cop (although I do have three in my family) but it seems to me that the cops I see standing around chatting in groups of five or more would see a lot more if they spread around the station more. But what do I know?
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