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The subways, now with submachine guns

by Benjamin Kabak

I introduced you in February to the plans to bring armed security personnel into the subway. Yesterday, SUBWAYblogger saw a few of the first armed teams dispatched as part of Operation Torch, and today, the Daily News writes about rider reaction the underground submachine guns. Makeda Mays-Green summed it up: “I just got off the subway on my way to work and there are cops with big rifles. It’s pretty intimidating.” [SUBWAYblogger, Daily News]

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Second Ave. Sagas | Blogging the NYC Subways » Blog Archive » Has subway crime reached a nadir? May 22, 2008 - 3:31 pm

[…] or stations could force the crime rate a few ticks lower. Perhaps increased police presence — Operation Torch? — will deter a few more potential […]

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Second Ave. Sagas | Blogging the NYC Subways » Blog Archive » In Boston, if you feel something, say something May 30, 2008 - 12:30 pm

[…] to believe that perhaps a similar campaign to that in Boston would be a bit more effective than patrols armed with machine guns. But either way, this is a problem we shouldn’t keep silent any […]

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Shooting March 18, 2009 - 7:27 pm

Are there more testimonials around the site?

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