Speed need vs. terror
The Post report that specially trained NYPD officers armed with high-powered rifles will be assigned to every event at the city’s stadiums and major arenas recognizes an essential element in stopping terror attacks: speed.
The need for rapid response became evident after the Bataclan Theater attack in Paris two years ago. A handful of terrorists got inside during a concert and slaughtered 90 people in under eight minutes.
Since then, anti-terror planning has emphasized fast reaction, which will be aided in New York because cops will have headsets and know the buildings’ layouts. Let’s hope their training is never needed.