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… ask what you can do for NOLA.
|In addition to connecting digital folks, sharing what we know and what we’re working on, maybe we can pick a team project to do as well.|
|I’d like to find a struggling small business we could help immediately with a new site or enhanced Web services. Spend a weekend cranking as a team and launch the thing at the end of the weekend. We can get help from our friends everywhere with regard to code, design, ideas. Brains, we have them at the ready.|
|Date: February 16th and 17th, 2008|
|Where: Voodoo Ventures offices, 757 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 301|
The singular first person there is Brian Oberkirch.
New Operation to Put Heavily Armed Officers in Subways, the headline says. It begins,
|In the first counterterrorism strategy of its kind in the nation, roving teams of New York City police officers armed with automatic rifles and accompanied by bomb-sniffing dogs will patrol the city’s subway system daily, beginning next month, officials said on Friday.|
|Under a tactical plan called Operation Torch, the officers will board trains and patrol platforms, focusing on sites like Pennsylvania Station, Herald Square, Columbus Circle, Rockefeller Center and Times Square in Manhattan, and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.|
|Officials said the operation would begin in March.|
|Financing for the program will be funneled to the Police Department and will come from a pool of up to $30 million taken from $153.2 million in new federal transit grants to the state.|
Are these “federal transit grants” meant to scare the bejesus out of ordinary citizens? Or could the money be put to better use, such as improving the subway experience in ways other than fright?
Why garb New York’s finest with the favorite fashion accessory of terrorists themselves?