In announcing the creation of a new unit tailored for a fearful modern age, New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said 350 police officers will be detailed to the Strategic Response Group. The unit will have responsilbility for "disorder control" and "counterterrorism." It will also have neat-o toys.
"They'll be equipped and trained in ways that our normal patrol officers are not," Bratton said. "They'll be equipped with all the extra heavy protective gear, with the long rifles and machine guns—unfortunately sometimes necessary in these instances."
The NYPD will also step up video surveillance of the city that never sleeps without somebody staring.
What could go wrong?