As for why the police still have a surveillance program, let’s end with some reminders from a Sept. 11 list of casualty numbers in New York magazine:
• Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
• Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609
• Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051.
I’m truly sorry for all the innocent Muslims who are inconvenienced by the police surveillance., and I hope the police don’t step over the line.
But God bless the New York cops for trying to keep this horror from happening again.
Robert Knight is a senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.