** FILE ** Pedestrians pass police vans in Times Square as city police officials begin ramping up security before Saturday's New Year's Eve celebrations, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in New York. Behind the scenes, the police meticulously map out how to control crowds that can swell to 1 million while also preparing for potential terror threats. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Photo by: John Minchillo

** FILE ** Pedestrians pass police vans in Times Square as city police officials begin ramping up security before Saturday's New Year's Eve celebrations, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in New York. Behind the scenes, the police meticulously map out how to control crowds that can swell to 1 million while also preparing for potential terror threats. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)