Skip to comments.Drastic security changes coming to large-scale public events, experts say (Random Searches)
Posted on 04/16/2013 12:32:33 PM PDT by SkyPilotEdited on 04/16/2013 2:35:02 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The two explosions at Monday’s Boston Marathon will lead to drastic changes in how large-scale public gatherings, particularly sporting events, will be secured, experts told FoxNews.com.
Mike DeCapua, director of Public Safety Consultants NW, said major changes to how law enforcement officials prepare for and respond to emergencies at events with thousands of participants, supporters or bystanders will “absolutely” occur following the two bombs near the finish line of Monday’s marathon, which killed at least three people and injured at least 176 others.
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Americans have demonstrated that when ordered to give up their liberty for "security" - they drop their pants and do as they are told.
Mark my words: within a couple of years you will not be able to bring your son or daughter to a professional baseball game or high school track meet without "consenting" to a search on the property of your person.
TSA and the anti-freedom crowd is loving this. “Your paypahs please!” We wouldn’t be having these damn problems if we had some kind of active immigration control in this country.
I guess I’ll save a lot of money!
So, little girls, old ladies and disabled vets?
I don’t think it will take even that long. When we enter Jacksonville Stadium to see the jags, they already have pat down for the past two years.
Well, I have not flown since 9/11 and am considering giving up on pro sports too. If enough people do that, things will change. If they submit to this nonscence, it will continue to get worse.
Yes. We will secure everything except the border.
And no more anti-Obama rallies allowed. Ever. :)
The terrorists have won.
And now we have the reason for what happened yesterday.
Even more irritating my beautiful 19 yo daughter who somehow always manages to get chosen for secondary screening at the airport. I hope it doesn’t happen when I’m with her.... I just might not b able to bite my tongue.
Good point. If there were serious they’d put the Great Wall of China along our border. With patrols armed with machine guns ordered to shoot on sight. That would stop illegals in their tracks overnight.
Sleep well, America...TSA is on the job
I have to say, ma’am, that were she my daughter and that continued to occur, I would suspect that it was being done purposefully for obvious reasons, and I would not be able to contain my fury ;/
Meanwhile border is still wide open and drug cartels travel the country with impunity.
They will submit. Boobus Americanus will put up with any indignity, especially if it’s sports related.
Of course! But full burkha-wearing women will be exempt from searches, don-cha-know!
Excuse the interruption: Sheppie Smith is a moron.
Even worse, Marco Rubio and his MS-8 (Gang of 8) are giving the foreign terrorists Amnesty....we are so screwed by BOTH mainstream parties. We need strong border security....AND illegal alien/terrorist removal
NFL stadiums and games are already as bad as TSA at airports...hopefully the college on campus venues do not go full Nazi
People used to behave as if G_d was Watching...
Now we have Guberment watching playing G_d....
Why get groped or bombed when you can watch sports on tv? The police state will kill large gatherings.
The terrorists are not winning anything. The winner is our own government who takes advantage of terrorism to suppress our freedoms.
I don't enjoy live sports enough to endure a pat-down while the muzzie in front of me gets a free pass - so I don't attend sporting events anymore.
I don't need to fly, and will not fly for the sake of saving time when I must endure a pat-down while the muzzie in front of me gets a free pass.
If Freedom loving Americans would quit going to places where the Feds treat US as the enemy, the economics of it may cause them reconsider their anti-American tactics.
Little boys, little girls, old ladies and disabled vets.
How else would you expect 'em to pick up the "assault weapons" they bought from Eric Holder?
I’m just a little curious...
Aren’t there certain times of day when the streets of mid-town Manhattan are more crowded than the marathon crowds? Couldn’t a bomber just target these ‘non-event’ crowds that happen every day?
Or wait for a blockbuster movie to come out, complete with its large outdoor lines.
Or, of course, bomb the inside of a theater, crowded elevator, crowded nightclub, outdoor concert, or any number of less ‘official’ venues?
Would unconstitutional searches at only some events really prevent terrorism?
As for me. I intend to continue to acknowledge that God is watching.
These encroachments on our liberty do NOTHING to make us safer, and honestly, I’ve not heard a single suggested course of action that could prevent this sort of attack that doesn’t violate our rights.
All that we can do, other than defend our Constitutional rights agains further erosion by the government, is to pray to God for His mercy and protection. Or, for lack of a better example, to emulate Gen. Thomas Jackson, who is credited with the following:
“My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.”
We need to secure our boarders. We need to defend our culture. But more than anything, we need to honor God and submit to his will.
translation: they want to newtown everywhere into a soft target zone.
I've been going to Cleveland Browns games since 9-11 and been thoroughly searched almost every time. (Wand, pat down and coat pockets and any bags I am carrying) and I am not singled out. Everyone else in line is too. Women pat down women Men Pat down men. If you got something suspicious you are pulled from the line and get a real going over by severe looking people who have no sense of humor whatsoever.
What are we going to do next? Body cavity searches?
Or even shutting down the Student Visa Program. That would close the door on 80% of the terrorists we’ve ever known of.
Not our fault that so many third-rate universities can’t pay their bills on the existing student aid programs.
And in related news....the NFL can’t seem to figure out why you don’t want to come to the stadium anymore.
Now you’ve gone and ruined all their plans!
(/sarc for the absurdity of it all)
This is the crisis they have been waiting for.
This is why I don’t go to these things much anymore. If someone wants to pat me down at the entry it implicitly says that I’m not trusted. If I’m not trusted, I don’t want to be a part of whatever is happening there.
Well we go less every year (I am a season ticket holder and have been since the Days of the Real Dawg Pound) but its more to do with economics and the fact I have less tolerance for Cell Phone Yapping Suburbanites that could care if there is a game going on and more concerned with calling their friends and bragging about where they are and what good seats they have.
So we use the NFL's Ticket selling service and make a nice profit from selling the tickets. Then we cherry pick which game we want to attend and the entire trip is paid for by Cell Phone Yapping Suburbanites who pay ridiculously high tickets prices for our seats when we stay home for the rest of the season and watch the games in HD.
I've always maintained that a dozen or so two-man teams, armed with Barrett 50 cals, and randomly distributed and moved along the border, would do more to stop illegal immigration in its tracks than (in your example) the Great Wall of China.
Be a whole lot more cost-effective, too. Though, with the price of ammo doing what its doing, there's no telling for how much longer that will be the case. :-)
I hear you.
Last time I paid good money to attend an NHL hockey game some doofus in front of me who had paid the same insane ticket price was watching dog videos on his iPhone.
And they ran a promotion on the scoreboard from the local newspaper telling us to “Follow our Live Blog of the Game”.
Why do I need to follow a Live Blog of the game if I’m AT THE GAME???
They will just HAVE to have Homeland security checking out gun shows.
These people are evil. In th emidst of the WORST human misery, they are still trying to figure a way to advance a leftist political agenda.
Guess I'll have to expand my boycott to new venues.
Let the masses choke on their f'ing police state.
Pressure cookers at retail stores will require proof of identity and registration.
Or a tax stamp.
Yet when you watch anything electronically, you get the cyber-patdown.
What good do “random” searches do? Seems like a waste, unless they think it will scare off bombers (which if they are suicidal, maybe nothing will)... /rhetorical
I have no interest in attending any event/establishment at which I can’t lawfully provide my “own” security (((ping))).
Wasn’t it Japan that had a subway bombing incident?
Those are the most terrifying and can only be prevented with massive disruptive security measures.
The irony of all these proposed urban security plans to humiliate the public is that they conflict with our “leaders” attempts to convince people to move back into cities.
A rural America is a vital America.
Good point. Here’s another: this is nothing in the constitution that precludes searches, just “unreasonable” ones.