190045Z MAY 17

United States crime


The lesson shows that no amount of police presence can stop a driver running down people. The only countermeasures are to remove cars and to potentially dangerous people from these situations.


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Security experts said the incident Thursday in which a driver mowed down multiple people in Times Square is a learning lesson – not only for the NYPD, but for would-be terrorists as well.

As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, Times Square security is something the NYPD trains for constantly and with great intensity. There is a special squad located there, and they have all the latest weapons and technology.

But the horrible incident Thursday, in which an 18-year-old woman visiting from Michigan was killed and 22 others were injured, will give the NYPD much to study.


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United States (US) is estimated to have a population of 325.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.8% pa.
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