From the NYT--I had no idea about this:
"In the first counterterrorism strategy of its kind in the nation, roving teams of New York City police officers armed with automatic rifles and accompanied by bomb-sniffing dogs will patrol the city’s subway system daily, beginning next month, officials said on Friday.
"Under a tactical plan called Operation Torch, the officers will board trains and patrol platforms, focusing on sites like Pennsylvania Station, Herald Square, Columbus Circle, Rockefeller Center and Times Square in Manhattan, and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn."
I can't even begin to explain how BAD this idea is. In a town with a police force with obviously itchy trigger fingers the words "police officers" and "roving teams" should never be placed in proximity to "automatic weapons" and "dogs". The last time I saw gangs like that in NY subways I was watching The Warriors.
Think Giuliani misses being mayor?
Hat Tip: Mithras