See Something, Say Something

Times Square Subway Station Steps ©

These are challenging times in New York City.

After the 9/11 attack on the twin towers and the Pakistani terrorist’s failed car-bomb attack in Times Square, the NYC cops have their hands full in thwarting another attack on the city.

As always, one of the best defenses of any city or nation is an alert citizenry.

The above sign on the steps of the Times Square subway station in midtown Manhattan exhorts commuters to be on the alert for any suspicious activity and report it immediately to the police.

To be precise, the sign is not in the Times Square subway station but in the subterranean pathway leading from the Times Sq-42nd St station to the Port Authority train station on 42nd St and 8th Ave.

Eternal vigilance is not merely the price of liberty but of safety as well.

2 Responses to "See Something, Say Something"

  1. Dr.Logu   August 22, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Smart fellas, guys in NYPD are…

    Here the police act in a similar way as they portray them in movies.. clueless buffoons!! Responds:

    The Indian police may be clueless buffoons but they’re also mostly Corrupt Blackguards.

  2. boopalanj   August 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    That’s the general opinion.

    But there are smart people here as well. The people who enter the department through back door, are mostly corrupt and unfit ones. Responds:

    1. Whether they enter through the front door, back door or side door, I’d estimate at least two-third of Indian police offers (at all levels) are corrupt.

    2. As for the unfit point, given the enormous volume of complaints and crimes it’s not possible for the Indian police departments to be efficient with their current resources and strength.

    If you compare the number of policemen per 10,000 population, the Indian ratio would be pretty low compared to the U.S. or other ‘civilized’ nations.

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