Thanks to massive Muslim immigration since 9/11, Americans need a massive security apparatus to protect them from the so-called religion of peace this New Year’s Eve.
NEW YORK – New York City’s iconic New Year’s Eve celebration will be surrounded by sanitation vehicles to stop truck-driving attackers like those in Germany and France.
The 65 garbage collection and sand trucks along Times Square’s perimeter are meant to stop would-be assailants from plowing trucks into the crowd of 1 million people.
New York Police Department Chief of Patrol Carlos Gomez said Thursday that 100 patrol cars also will be used as blocker vehicles.
Officials say they regularly adapt their security measures based on world events. They say there are no known, credible threats against the gathering.
A Dec. 19 attack in Berlin killed 12 people. A July 14 attack in Nice, France, killed 86.
New York police say they’ll deploy 7,000 officers, bomb-sniffing dogs and heavily armed counterterrorism units.
PASADENA, Calif. – Authorities, saying they have learned valuable lessons from the March terrorist attack in Brussels, are ramping up security for Pasadena’s 128th annual Rose Parade with barricades, security checkpoints and other measures they aren’t disclosing.
Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez told reporters Wednesday the measures include water-filled barriers at some streets. He adds that such barricades are designed to stop would-be terrorists from crashing cars into crowded areas.
Bomb-sniffing dogs will also be deployed at the parade and the 103rd annual Rose Bowl football game that follows it.
Police are working with the Secret Service, Homeland Security, FBI and numerous other agencies to ensure safety at the events, which are attended by hundreds of thousands each year.
Authorities are also asking attendees to call police if they see anything suspicious.