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New Operation to Put Heavily Armed Officers in Subways


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 citys 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.

Officials said the operation would begin in March.

Financing for the program will be funneled to the Police Department and will come from a pool of up to $30 million taken from $153.2 million in new federal transit grants to the state.

Michael Chertoff, the secretary of homeland security, and Gov. Eliot Spitzer announced the grants at a news conference on Friday at Grand Central Terminal, where Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly outlined his plans to add a layer of security to the citys 24-hour transit system.

Mr. Kellys plan to heighten security and monitor a subway system that carries nearly five million people a day along 656 miles of tracks reflects the citys continuing concerns about a possible attack.


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  -ARMED GUARDS TO PATROL NY SUBWAYS Orwellian_Ghost  Feb-02-08 09:31 AM   #0 
  - God damn. Automatic rifles! That's seriously messed up.  tekisui   Feb-02-08 09:33 AM   #1 
  - Welcome to the Homeland  Orwellian_Ghost   Feb-02-08 09:37 AM   #3 
  - Nice looking Gestapo we have here  alarimer   Feb-02-08 09:35 AM   #2 
  - Blackshirts are bad enough. But, Automatic rifles?? I will aviod at all costs.  tekisui   Feb-02-08 09:39 AM   #4 
     - What is the diff in auto rifle vs shotgun  Pavulon   Feb-02-08 01:41 PM   #15 
  - Oh, yeah, that'll stop them....  Steven_S   Feb-02-08 09:39 AM   #5 
  - This idioitc idea isn't about 'fascism' or 'fear' or ANY of that shit.  MADem   Feb-02-08 09:46 AM   #6 
  - So, someone gets on a train. They have a bomb hidden. They detonate it.  originalpckelly   Feb-02-08 09:47 AM   #7 
  - Oh boy, I smell a comment from Keith Olbermann coming on.  BerryBush   Feb-02-08 12:54 PM   #8 
  - think that the Terror Card will be played in this election?  Junkdrawer   Feb-02-08 12:59 PM   #9 
  - The only appropriate response is laughter... They look so damn stupid  annabanana   Feb-02-08 01:05 PM   #10 
  - I feel safer already  NNN0LHI   Feb-02-08 01:07 PM   #11 
  - I kinda figured they already did that.  RL3AO   Feb-02-08 01:10 PM   #12 
  - I live in a suburb of NYC and watch the local news out of the city, and in the scroll on the bottom  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-02-08 01:11 PM   #13 
  - I think you make some very valid observations -- they're conditioning us. nt  gateley   Feb-02-08 02:52 PM   #18 
  - I see Police in NYC with MP5 regularly..  Pavulon   Feb-02-08 01:37 PM   #14 
  - They look like Action Figures!  danagsk8   Feb-02-08 02:14 PM   #16 
  - The Federales. Juuuuuusst great. We need armed  Texas Explorer   Feb-02-08 02:17 PM   #17 

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