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Will Charlie Hebdo Change the NYPD?

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It’s an awkward question, given the ethics and legal issues involved, but it’s worth asking: will the terrorist assault in France change the way the NYPD operates?  Given the horrible massacre that took place in one of America’s oldest allies, will New York’s finest find the need to resurrect a program that could cause consternation with the city’s Muslims, even as it helps police assemble a stockpile of information that could be useful in the future?  And finally, is the threat of lone wolf or small cell terrorism on soft targets heightened to such an extent that NYPD officers choose to devote more resources, manpower, money, and attention to intelligence work instead of ordinary crime?

All of these questions will have to be discussed among the NYPD’s top brass, if they aren’t already discussing it.  Because if the Charlie Hebdo attack tells us anything, it’s that even people in an office can be prime targets for terrorists. 

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Russia's Nuclear Forces Conduct Surprise Drill

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It’s an awkward question, given the ethics and legal issues involved, but it’s worth asking: will the terrorist assault in France change the way the NYPD operates?  Given the horrible massacre that took place in one of America’s oldest allies, will New York’s finest find the need to resurrect a program that could cause consternation with the city’s Muslims, even as it helps police assemble a stockpile of information that could be useful in the future?  And finally, is the threat of lone wolf or small cell terrorism on soft targets heightened to such an extent that NYPD officers choose to devote more resources, manpower, money, and attention to intelligence work instead of ordinary crime?

All of these questions will have to be discussed among the NYPD’s top brass, if they aren’t already discussing it.  Because if the Charlie Hebdo attack tells us anything, it’s that even people in an office can be prime targets for terrorists. 

Image: Flickr/Diana Robinson

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An Important Anniversary: Remembering the Twenty-One Demands

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It’s an awkward question, given the ethics and legal issues involved, but it’s worth asking: will the terrorist assault in France change the way the NYPD operates?  Given the horrible massacre that took place in one of America’s oldest allies, will New York’s finest find the need to resurrect a program that could cause consternation with the city’s Muslims, even as it helps police assemble a stockpile of information that could be useful in the future?  And finally, is the threat of lone wolf or small cell terrorism on soft targets heightened to such an extent that NYPD officers choose to devote more resources, manpower, money, and attention to intelligence work instead of ordinary crime?

All of these questions will have to be discussed among the NYPD’s top brass, if they aren’t already discussing it.  Because if the Charlie Hebdo attack tells us anything, it’s that even people in an office can be prime targets for terrorists. 

Image: Flickr/Diana Robinson

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Explained: The Real Point of the State of the Union

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It’s an awkward question, given the ethics and legal issues involved, but it’s worth asking: will the terrorist assault in France change the way the NYPD operates?  Given the horrible massacre that took place in one of America’s oldest allies, will New York’s finest find the need to resurrect a program that could cause consternation with the city’s Muslims, even as it helps police assemble a stockpile of information that could be useful in the future?  And finally, is the threat of lone wolf or small cell terrorism on soft targets heightened to such an extent that NYPD officers choose to devote more resources, manpower, money, and attention to intelligence work instead of ordinary crime?

All of these questions will have to be discussed among the NYPD’s top brass, if they aren’t already discussing it.  Because if the Charlie Hebdo attack tells us anything, it’s that even people in an office can be prime targets for terrorists. 

Image: Flickr/Diana Robinson

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