New York is threatened by jihad attacks because it is home to hundreds of thousands of Muslims, perhaps a million. Before there was Islamic immigration, New York City had no terror problem. Diverse immigration has made New York a far more dangerous place.
Fox News reporter Rick Leventhal enumerated the increased security measures for the Thanksgiving parade, including “sniper teams and canines, aviation units and heavily armed counter-terror and strategic response officers, and the city also deploying more blocker vehicles and sand-filled sanitation trucks than ever before to block every intersection with access to the two-and-a-half-mile parade route to prevent any vehicle attacks on the crowd.”
All that police protection sounds expensive and indeed, last year’s security was estimated to run between $10.4 and $12.3 million, and this year’s safety measures are said to be even more extensive.
Diversity — particularly the Muslim variety — does not come cheap!
Below, the 1955 Thanksgiving parade (before Islamic immigration) featured unarmed police, with no snipers or counter-terror forces required. That’s Hopalong Cassidy on the horse.
This year’s security includes snipers on rooftops as well as radiation detectors and officers with assault weapons.
CBS reports “Security has never been tighter” following the recent truck attack:
In the video following, retired NYPD sergeant Joseph Giacalone describes the NYPD’s exhaustive preparations for the Thanksgiving Day Parade.