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#21 Delhommey

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:31 AM

Having been to Guam, I think they could handle security quite easily. Easier in fact than New York or London. Since its Guam, they wouldn't have to worry about crowds as much. How many protestors are going to fly to Guam to protest? And for those that do, they are a US territory, and would get assistance from the US government. The FBI, the Secret Service, and the US Coast Guard, Navy, and the Guam national guard (1700 members) would likely handle most aspects of security. Points of entry are relatively few, so its easier to know who is coming in and out. Very little land to watch, and not much in the way of air traffic except for aircraft actually coming to or leaving Guam. Not much traffic, so no traffic jams to worry about.


Exactly. Guam couldn't handle the security. They'd have to bring in a largely military force for security whereas NYC could do the job with their civilian police units. Add on the fact that the NYPD is both one of the world's greatest crowd control details AND one of the elite anti-terrorism units, it's a no brainer.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:26 PM

Exactly. Guam couldn't handle the security. They'd have to bring in a largely military force for security whereas NYC could do the job with their civilian police units. Add on the fact that the NYPD is both one of the world's greatest crowd control details AND one of the elite anti-terrorism units, it's a no brainer.



Actually, they wouldn't have to bring one in, its already there. They would bring in FBI and Secret Service, but then so will New York.

Irt New York handling crowd control, thats a relative thing. Its not that they are better at it, its that traffic and crowds are already so screwed up there, that no one notices the difference.

Doesn't matter really, they aren't going to Guam. Actually they would be better off going somewhere like Hawaii imo. More accesable so that it doesn't seem like they are hiding, but with enough controlled access points to have a better idea of who is coming and going.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:12 AM

Actually, they wouldn't have to bring one in, its already there. They would bring in FBI and Secret Service, but then so will New York.

Irt New York handling crowd control, thats a relative thing. Its not that they are better at it, its that traffic and crowds are already so screwed up there, that no one notices the difference.

Doesn't matter really, they aren't going to Guam. Actually they would be better off going somewhere like Hawaii imo. More accesable so that it doesn't seem like they are hiding, but with enough controlled access points to have a better idea of who is coming and going.


In my experience, the NYPD is extremely effective in handling crowd control as it's something they have to deal with on a daily basis. All the protests and celebrations I've been to in NY have ultimately been peaceful because of the NYPDs ability to divide and control the crowd. It's actually pretty impressive to watch. And the mounted police in riot gear are intimidating as all fug.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:30 AM

In my experience, the NYPD is extremely effective in handling crowd control as it's something they have to deal with on a daily basis. All the protests and celebrations I've been to in NY have ultimately been peaceful because of the NYPDs ability to divide and control the crowd. It's actually pretty impressive to watch. And the mounted police in riot gear are intimidating as all fug.


I was at Fleet Week in New York, it was a CF. I then visited New York several times after that, and realized its always a CF, so in that regard, you are correct. :)

Best crowd control I saw was New Orleans at at the close of Mardi Gras. Police got in a line and cleared the crowd off of the street in a matter of a few minutes.