Cities Grapple With How To Protect Soft Targets From New Attacks
Cities grapple with how to protect soft targets from new attacks
U.S. cities and lawmakers are grappling with the difficult question of how best to keep people safe in public spaces after the deadly truck attack on a New York City bike path.
The attack, which left eight people dead, has ratcheted up calls to implement new safety measures that can thwart attacks on so-called soft targets, where there is often little or no security.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) warned the trucking industry months ago that terrorists are increasingly turning to unsophisticated weapons and tactics like vehicle-ramming, especially as security in traditional areas like aviation has been strengthened in …