If I was a terrorist, I'd hardly break stride on my way to a NYC subway if I knew that IF (same chance as winning the lotto) I was stopped by New York's finest, I could walk away from a potential search merely by declining to be searched! The police have admitted publicly that anyone who refuses a search is refused entry to the subway, BUT NOT DETAINED!!
Does anyone else see the lunacy of this vast expenditure of time and money with basically a ZERO payoff in public safety? I'm sure the NYPD would mention all sorts of legal issues with detaining someone who refuses the search. Screw the ALCU--let's get tough with the scumbags who want to destroy our country. Logic is in short supply; "political correctness" hampers all meaningful (and more cost effective) ways to combat terrorism. Why are grandmothers being carefully searched at airport screening stations? When was the last time grandma blew up an airplane?? Aaargh!