RealNews

Transit agency wants to ban subway photos

Take the A train. Just don’t take its picture. In the name of security, the agency that runs New York’s mass transit wants to prohibit shooting photos or video in the subway and on city buses. The New York subway carries 4.5 million riders a day, including plenty of tourists with cameras slung around their necks. That, plus the size of the subway system, with 468 stations, make the rule “unnecessary and unenforceable,” says Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign, a rider advocacy group. Even Mayor Michael Bloomberg questions whether a sweeping ban is needed. “Get real,” he said recently in his weekly radio address. Despite heightened guard against a terrorist attack, “we still have to go about our lives here.” Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.