Marcus Aurelius: New York City In Your Pants – And Now Able to Shoot Down Airplanes

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Marcus Aurelius

With CIA Help, NYPD Moves Covertly In Muslim Areas

Associated Press, 24 August 2011

NYC police chief: We can shoot down airplanes

CBS News, 26 September 2011

Phi Beta Iota:  On the one hand, NYPD’s capabilities are vastly exaggerated.  They’re still feeling their way, wasting enormous human and financial resources, “because they can.”  On the other hand, NYPD’s efforts are precisely where  the rest of the world needs to go, where Stephen Cambone said we need to go, down to the neighborhood level of granularity.  One thing NYPD has going for it is the wicked combination of officers fluent in over one hundred key languages, and not having to deal with the idiocy of the federal classification and security clearance systems.  What they do not have going for them is a complete loss of perspective–this is a force that spends $75 million a year putting mostly black people in jail for possession of marijuana….NYC is the marijuana arrest capital of the planet.

See Also:

2000 Stephen Cambone, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Speech to the Security Affairs Support Association (SAS) on Need for Universal Coverage at the Neighborhood Level of Granularity

2002 New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence (Book 2 Chapter 15)

2004 NEW RULES for the New Craft of Intelligence

2010: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Trilogy Updated

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