Good to know New York’s crime is so minimal that the NYPD can waste… er, devote so many resources to chasing down an obvious prank or political statement.
From NBC – 4 New York City: “NYPD Running License Plates, Examining Cellphone Transmissions, Collecting DNA in Brooklyn Bridge White Flags Investigation.”
Investigators are running license plate numbers, scouring social media, examining cellphone transmissions and collecting DNA as part of their investigation into who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge in the middle of the night to plant two bleached-white American flags there, NBC News has learned.
The flags were found fluttering early Tuesday from poles perched on the stone supports where two American flags are normally positioned. They were taken down by noon that day.
The high-quality flags, measuring about 11 feet about 20 feet, were made out of white linen, and the stars were individually stitched on, according to a senior law enforcement official. There were also large aluminum pans affixed over the bridge lights that normally illuminate the flags, secured with zip ties.
The NYPD has obtained a small amount of DNA from the flags or tin pans that investigators are now seeking to test, a senior NYPD official tells NBC News. They’re also looking at cellphone transmissions from the bridge in the time frame that the flags were swapped.
The suggestion this could have anything to do with terrorism isn’t even worth refuting (those who could possibly be that delusional would be immune to reason anyway). Yep, I hope they find these guys to make the city safe from surrender to anyone but the politicians and “public safety” officials who are enslaving them.
Citizens of New York, please remember this the next time the police cry about the need to raise taxes because they’re “underfunded.” Remind them that they’d have plenty of money if they didn’t waste so much on building a city military, chasing pranksters, and hiring cops who apparently don’t do their jobs… like those specifically assigned to the bridge that night.
The only “perfect” security is a Police State in which no one would want to live. Here’s the main problem: we live in a faithless age in which everyone is petrified of terrorism and death. When death is the biggest fear, not personal transgression, people will clamor for the government to keep them “completely safe”–an impossible goal, which evil politicians will nevertheless promise to provide–and then we will live with full helmeted storm troopers boarding planes with automatic weapons (see Toronto incident) to grab one idiot who makes a hollow threat about a bomb. In such a world we are neither safe, nor free. Only the return of a healthy reverence for God can bring freedom back. Complete safety? In a world of sinful men that’s not going to exist. Be ready to die, and then you can really live with peace and joy.