Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Oh, Behave!

Let me add my voice, however small it may be, to those imploring anyone protesting the Republican National Convention next week to be on your best behavior. The RNC has already promised to link any violence or out of control events as being directly related to the Democratic Party, regardless of the truth.

The potential for things to really get out of hand is just too large. The security will be massive and the officers and agents are going to be on edge due to the usual terrorist warnings trumpeted in the run-up to any large event lately.

An interesting note about just how massive the security will be; just one part of the RNC security force is - of course - the NYPD. How big a part?

The backbone of security is being provided by the 37,000-member New York Police Department, which has a budget larger than all but 19 of the world's standing armies.

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