Today’s instance is the Fremont Festival of the Arts which has installed a dozen truck barriers to prevent against the sort of deadly jihad attack suffered in Berlin last December where a stolen 18-wheeler crashed into Germans enjoying their traditional Christmas market and 12 died. In the French beach town of Nice on Bastille Day, July 14 2016, an ISIS-inspired Tunisian drove a 19-ton truck through crowds, killing 86 and injuring more than 400 others.
Unlike many anti-jihad security measures, authorities revealed the dollar cost — $500,000.
How Islamically diverse is Fremont? I observed the presence of a “Little Kabul” community of Afghans in 2007, and they haven’t left. The group is not averse to using vehicles as weapons, as shown by the SUV jihad in 2006 where Afghan immigrant Omeed Aziz Popal ran down more than a dozen people in the San Francisco Bay Area, killing one.
So investing in truck barriers is probably a good idea in Islamified Fremont.
Barriers Designed to Prevent Vehicle Attacks Installed at Fremont Festival of the Arts, NBC Bay Area, August 5, 2017
In the wake of deadly vehicle attacks in Europe, city officials and those protecting the Fremont Festival of the Arts installed large barriers designed to prevent such an attack from causing a catastrophe at the popular Bay Area event.
One dozen barriers, which are devised to halt a vehicle weighing in at 15,000 pounds and travelling at 40 mph from plowing into crowds, are blocking roads leading into the street festival expected to attract approximately 200,000 to 300,000 people this weekend. [. . .]
The 12 barriers, which are each 27 feet in length, cost the city of Fremont just over $500,000.
“We felt like this was the right decision, the right purchase to be able to protect our festivals that we have in town,” Snelson said.