New York City will begin tomorrow morning randomly checking bags at subway stations, commuter railways and on buses, officials announced today in the wake of a second wave of bombings on the London transit system.Since readers of this blog skew New Yorkish and libertarian... y'all might want to leave the .38's and the bags of weed at home. Enough said.
The announcement by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly represents a significant ratcheting up of antiterrorism security in the city. Previous efforts have been limited in order to avoid causing delays in a city known for its hustle and the impatience of its denizens.
Hat tip: Alert enrevanche (and New York Times) reader Jon T.