Thursday, December 1, 2005

Random acts of violence

You may vote for us, but we don't do things at your convenience:

Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant.

Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said officers might, for example, surround a bank building, check the IDs of everyone going in and out and hand out leaflets about terror threats.

"This is an in-your-face type of strategy. It's letting the terrorists know we are out there," Fernandez said.

[..] Police Chief John Timoney said there was no specific, credible threat of an imminent terror attack in Miami. But he said the city has repeatedly been mentioned in intelligence reports as a potential target.

[..]"People are definitely going to notice it," Fernandez said. "We want that shock. We want that awe. But at the same time, we don't want people to feel their rights are being threatened. We need them to be our eyes and ears."
HT: The Agitator, via Jay Jardine.

Be careful when you park your vehicle, and take care to carry your identification papers

You might be reassured to know that there are guides, translators, and security escorts whom you may book for any time of day or night.

[..] Always carry with you your passport or other personal identity' document. The police have the right to inspect your documents, but must give their names and ranks and explain why they arc conducting the check. If a member of the police force is not in uniform, he must show you identification; you should look at this carefully.

We think it unlikely, of course, but it is nevertheless possible that you may find yourself in a situation where you are responsible for a violation of the law. If the police arrest you, do not try to resist but go with them to the local police station and ask for an official translator to help when the charge sheet is filled out.

[..] You should bear in mind that on the territory of the Russian Federation you are subject to Russian law.

1 Comment:

basil said...

We want that shock. We want that awe.
Isn't that what terrorism is all about?
War on terror. War is peace.