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What would you have them do?

Reader comment on item: L.A.'s Thwarted Terror Spree
in response to reader comment: Good article/Bad cop bashing

Submitted by richard (United States), Dec 19, 2007 at 11:28

"But to pat itself on the back for breaking a case that it knew nothing about, although hatched right under its eyes in a prison, means that the necessary introspection and self-criticism will not take place."

Daniel -- What would you have authorities do? Put wire-tapes in every prison cell, toilet, hallway and exercise yard? Hire the thousands of persons necessary to transcribe them? Hire additional analyst to plod through all the conversations?

And how do YOU know that the necessary instropsection and self-criticism hasn't taken place? That is an assumption on your part, not founded in fact, but it belief.

Police have undergone a fundamental change in the way they approach their job. We now have training, contacts, 800 numbers, fusion centers, and intelligence that we did not have 6 years ago. There are initiatives in investigations in prisions which seek out those who would convert those to terrorist cells.

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