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Weird obserrvations on the NYC subway system... maybe it's nothing

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by The Big Ragu, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    There are frequently cops in heavy gear and military personnel in subway stations, but today it just seemed particularly heavy. At Broadway/Nassau in lower Manhattan they had a full detail out, in the riot gear with the semi-automatic weapons and the German Sheppard dogs barking away as people walked by. Then in a less heavily trafficked station in midtown Manhattan there were two soldiers (Army?) patrolling the platform. I've seen them out before and this is not totally uncommon, but something about today and how intense the cops at Broadway/Nassau seemed just made my spider senses tingle. I am not sure how I expect anyone to respond to this thread, but I figured I'd throw it on here. I have been somewhat desensitized to it since 2001, but there is something uncomfortable about soldiers with semi-automatic weapons in Grand Central Station or Penn Station or on a subway platform.
  2. KG

    KG Active Member

    Maybe they are doing some heavier training today.
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Maybe there is a code orange.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Die Hard 3... the Germans are coming to rob the Federal Reserve... someone tipped them off.
  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Ragu -- a buddy of mine is pretty high up in the NY National Guard and he does a bunch of anti-terror stuff on the transportation system in NYC. He told me in the past that they routinely put heavier patrols at random crowded subway stations to gain familiarity with likely targets. Doesn't mean that there wasn't a specific threat today, but it very well could be nothing.
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Nothing big. Just that the end is near. Other than that, another day in NYC. I often wonder if those guns are really loaded.
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Brett Favre must have been on the subway.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    He hasn't even learned the Jets' plays. You think he is bothering to learn the NYC subway system?
  9. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    You're gonna feel bad about making light of this situation when the Cloverfield monster starts destroying the city.
  10. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    They're protecting the tracks from deranged Lehman brokers.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Maybe John Rocker was in town?
  12. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    How else do you handle New Jersey commuters?
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