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NYPD Steps Up Security Following Boston Bombings

April 16, 2013  | 

Photo by Paul Clinton.
Photo by Paul Clinton.

In the hours following the Boston Marathon bombing, the NYPD increased security of hotels, transportation systems, and other vital infrastructure.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly appeared on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday, saying he was "concerned about a similar type event."

Critical response vehicles were deployed to various locations around the city "until more about the explosion is learned," said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne in a statement reported by the Wall Street Journal.

The agency's 1,000 counter-terrorism officers have been fully mobilized, Mayor Bloomberg announced.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority police increased patrols and bag inspections Monday on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road, the agency announced via Twitter.

Tags: NYPD, Boston Marathon Bombing, Transit Officers, Mass Transit

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Capt. Crunch @ 4/16/2013 6:27 PM

New York , is so dangerous that I feel putting a curfew in place and field interview everyone on the street after 11pm, should slow down the crime pretty much. The hell with ACLU.

Alex E @ 4/16/2013 6:38 PM

The DHS and other draconian "authority" groups (aka public SERVANTS) have admitted to taking away our rights under the guise of security from terrorism. The DHS failed to protect people from terrorism yesterday (a huge event that MUST have been on their radar), and the response from the Statists is to TAKE AWAY MORE OF OUR RIGHTS...TO...PROTECT US?!

I certainly hope that the irony of this nonsense isn't lost on others.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin

- Alex Europa

Arby @ 4/17/2013 5:52 AM

Alex, I agree with what you are saying in principle, but disagree in symantics. We the people have the power and have the rights. No one can take them away from us. We give them up, blinded by trickery or ignorance - and THAT is what Ben Franklin alluded to - "Those who would GIVE UP essential liberty..." While government's first responsibility is to protect its citizens, especially from outside invasion, too many confuse overall protection with babysitting by a nanny state. We have to stand up and take responsibility for ourselves. Even if we gave up liberties to some faction of the government that had a good and benevolent director, directors change over the years and when a "bad one" eventually gets in, they've already been given all the power and authority to make us miserable and we won't be able to just vote our liberties back to the way it used to be. Sure, the U.S. as a nation has been "good" on balance, but just like every other nation in history it is still made up of and run by people. Don't give up what others have fought so hard for and died for because that would be the only way to ever get it back if you did.

Capt. Crunch @ 4/17/2013 5:31 PM

It just is not right to go 1/2 way. Either go all the way or don't go at all. We listen to Benjamin Franklin, when it comes to the streets but not the airport, there is somthing wrong with this picture. It is a rooten shame that good people have to suffer for the 2% low life.

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