Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Big Brother is on his way

The Police Department is working on a plan to track every vehicle that enters Manhattan to strengthen the city’s guard against a potential terror attack, the department’s chief spokesman said.

City Would Photograph Every Vehicle Entering Manhattan and Sniff Out Radioactivity

The proposal — called Operation Sentinel — relies on integrating layers of technologies, some that are still being perfected. It calls for photographing, and scanning the license plates of, cars and trucks at all bridges and tunnels and using sensors to detect the presence of radioactivity.

Data on each vehicle — its time-stamped image, license plate imprint and radiological signature — would be sent to a command center in Lower Manhattan, where it would be indexed and stored for at least a month as part of a broad security plan that emphasizes protecting the city’s financial district, the spokesman, Paul J. Browne, said. If it were not linked to a suspicious vehicle or a law enforcement investigation, it would be eliminated, he said.

14 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

So Downtown Brooklyn, Jamaica, Flushing are chopped-liver?

Anonymous said...

Better yet - As the People of Philly how many of the records on gun buyers background checks have been deleted? The law says they MUST be deleted after 90 days, but the Cheif of Police refuses to do it - it's been to court, and the judge said "OK, he doesn't have to", even though the law clearly says he does

You think the city will ACTUALLY delete that data? I guess you believe that temp taxes go away too (we are still paying a WWII tire tax)

Salvatore said...

Um...? Ok.. How will "tracking cars" prevent a car from entering Manhattan with bombs? Is Queens not worthy of a terrorist attack?

Queens Crapper said...

Of course it is. Remember the JFK workers who wanted to blow up the Buckeye pipeline?

Anonymous said...

Why can't they devise a system like this to track illegal aliens? Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

This is typical of male thinking. I am not bashing but I have seen this so many times. Males always look to an event and put protocols in place to prevent it from happening again, INSTEAD of looking ahead to the NEXt debacle. The terrorists will always be one debacle ahead, you see.

Like the shoe-bomber? Now we can't bring liquids aboard an airplane, but that's the LAST worry, not the NEXT one. Men!

Wade Nichols said...

If it were not linked to a suspicious vehicle or a law enforcement investigation, it would be eliminated, he said.

I definitely believe this statement. After all, I trust everything our government tells us!

This is typical of male thinking. I am not bashing but I have seen this so many times. Males always look to an event and put protocols in place to prevent it from happening again, INSTEAD of looking ahead to the NEXt debacle.

Huh? Perhaps we should act in a more feminine way, and form a circle with our enemies and engage in a "group hug" then?

Anonymous said...

The Community Board near the Buckeye Pipeline has sought a camera system in its area around all airport infrastructure for years. Guess Manhattan is more important that Queens.

Anonymous said...

Wade Nichols- Way to miss the point completely!

ew-3 said...

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. "

B. Franklin
1775

Anonymous said...

With every vehicle on the island being monitored why not just reopen Park Row?

Anonymous said...

Being a retired military officer,
I'm for perimeter security but what about protecting the boundaries of our outer boroughs,huh?

Another question:

Doesn't this add to our already horrific traffic congestion problems, Mr. Mayor, in direct conflict to your
"Congestion pricing" plan?

I don't think that you really have any overall, integrated, long term plans for NYC at all,
only stop gap measures that feed your ego.

If you had been in my outfit, I'd have broken you back to buck private, son!
You're not fit to command!

Anonymous said...

This measure is going into effect
only to protect the tourist corridor.

Since we have only one real industry left in Disneyland/NYC,
Manhattan tourism,
we have to keep our visitors from getting killed or they'll cancel their visits to the "Big Apple"!

Then we'll go broke for sure!

Anonymous said...

The hammer is just beginning to drop! Fight the hammer.