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Surveillance Cameras, Hazmat Squads, Bomb-sniffing Dogs, etc. for the Super Bowl

Toe, The (545098) writes | about 6 months ago

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Toe, The (545098) writes "The New York Police Department has quietly installed about 200 temporary surveillance cameras in midtown Manhattan to help spot trouble along 'Super Bowl Boulevard,' a 13-block street fair on Broadway that's expected to draw large crowds during the windup to the game. The temporary cameras for the Super Bowl festivities will supplement a system of thousands of permanent cameras covering midtown and Wall Street that the NYPD monitors from a command center in lower Manhattan. The department has pioneered analytical software that allows it to program the cameras to detect suspicious activity, such as a bag or other objects left in one place for a long time. Hazmat and bomb squads will be on standby. Others officers will patrol with bomb-sniffing dogs. Still more will watch from rooftops and from police helicopters. At a recent security briefing at the stadium, police chiefs and other officials said success will be measured in part by how well authorities conceal all the concern over potential threats."

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Well of course. They have to make sure that (1)

Ellis D. Tripp (755736) | about 6 months ago | (#46064083)

Fans from Washington and Colorado don't bring any of that evil Mary-Jew-Wanna with them...

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