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Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best

April 17, 2013

When the eyes of the world are on Williamsport in August for the Little League World Series, will any further security measures be needed after Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon? A Little......

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paulsaotome

Apr-18-13 8:50 AM

wwhick - you said it best. A terrorist attack is an anomaly. If you try and eliminate anomalies, you only push the next anomaly farther from the center.

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wwhickok

Apr-18-13 7:26 AM

SSG, I agree with you as well, the one issue I have is that some of the 'restrictions' are ridiculous. You're not allowed to bring this or that, or the other thing in. How about applying the logic to true threats.

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SouthSideGuy

Apr-17-13 7:16 PM

When hearing of what happened in Boston I too first thought of the LLWS. Granted they have metal detectors at entances but what is gonna stop someone from handing something over the fence to someone. Nothing. While I think the detectors are a good idea at the gates, those people are to worried about some little 5 year ago girl bringing in a chapstick and taking it from her and making her cry over it. Come on guards, use common sense. A 5 yr old with chapstick is not a terrorist.

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wwhickok

Apr-17-13 11:29 AM

Ms America, I do agree that the Security does a very good job at LLWS. The question is, can you EVER truly prepare for Terrorist Prevention? Unfortunately.. I believe the answer is no. Even if you follow all the search and seizure protocols, the harsh reality is, if someone wants to commit a terrorist attack badly enough, they will. All we can do as a city is be prepared for the aftermath. It is very unfortunate but not untrue. Boston did an amazing job being prepared and quickly responding to the victims and beginning an investigation. I doubt, unfortunately, the investigation will lead them to an arrest, they have even admitted the lack of a trail is going to make that difficult. It's truly tragic that 3 people lost their lives in Boston but if we can take any positive away, how many lives were saved by the quick, prepared response by law enforcement, security, hospitals, doctors, and fellow citicens in Boston. I would guess a LOT.

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msamerica101

Apr-17-13 10:34 AM

I immediately thought of Little League when I saw the story on the Boston Marathon tragedy. I feel our area does quite well with security during the LLWS. I think it is difficult in this day and age to keep one step ahead of these terrorists and/or nut cases. Maybe the nay sayers here should become police officers and try to do a better job?

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jeff33

Apr-17-13 7:31 AM

I'am sure Officer Bob will have everything under control! He needs too shut down that terrorist own Indian RAT TRAP, FIRE TRAP, DRUGGIE and DRUNK FLOP HOUSE HOLD IN THE WALL DUMP down across the street!

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wwhickok

Apr-17-13 6:29 AM

Let's be honest. This city can't even take care of the drug-related shooting issue we have growing. How the h*** are they going to prevent an act of terrorism.

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JustSomeGuy

Apr-17-13 5:09 AM

I was wondering when this would happen...the local media with their "Could it happen here????" article.

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