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its the feds responsibility really. Its dangerous to have a simple city PD overreaching and branching out like that. Bloomy is essentially using them as his own little publically funded army.The money being talked about in the article above sounds like it is being used for surveillance of NYC itself.
My biggest issue is that NYC police are braching out all over the world to protect itself. Shouldn't the federal government or atleast the state government be doing this instead?
because their area of responsibility goes far beyond the city it was intended for.The nypd is part of the joint terror task force. NYPD has a duty to protect its area, residents and the millions of tourists/visitors daily.. Since NYC is a terrorist target they must prepare and protect against against terror. NYC is huge compared to other cities and factor the targets involved and there international significance.
Why is it an issue? The US govt is scaling down. NYC and FED GOV saves the state from having to do it and the US gov doesn't have create a whole new pork belly agency to run this. NYPD has homegrown people on street. Not some FBI agent from KY.
The NYPD's War on Terror
The Joint Terrorism Task Force
i'm very aware of the cooperation. However the feds are better trained at operations overseas (non domestic gigs).They are not simple POs doing this job. they are training briefing and working directly with the FEDS. This all came into play heavily after 9/11. and the dept of homeland security.
the 93 bombing of the WTC was not the wake up call it should have been. Good people are working hard everyday to make sure there is no repeat. The feds are paying for it and NYC is taking advantage of it.
The Top 100 Terrorist Targets in the United States
count how many are in NYC
NYC is USA #1 terrorist target.
I agree to a point but this is not st Louis KY PD. This is NYC. The #1 terror target in the US lol. Its a much bigger scale. We need less middlemen today. We all learned this from 9/11. one agency not talking to another..... one agency has info and doesn't share. 9/11 was a complete breakdown on the federal side.i'm very aware of the cooperation. However the feds are better trained at operations overseas (non domestic gigs).
Communicating and passing along intel is great. But i do think some things should be left to the feds. Look at the support system of say the CIA or NSA or FBI versus the NYPD. The sheer amount of global resources each of those agencies can tap into at will, easily, is far beyond anything the NYPD can muster without requesting from someone else. NYPD sending a single guy overseas is a bit over their head i think.
this scares me...and it should scare you just saying it. Thats the same poor mentality that gives credence to the govt wanting GPS in every car so they can track you. Or drones flying above your house to spy on you. Or constant surveillance to listen to your phone calls and email..who cares if they are investigating people. It can and has foiled terror attacks. If you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about.