Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Terror prevention comes to the suburbs

It's a sad sign of the times, but I'm nonetheless pleased to see that my community is taking terrorism seriously:

Golden Gate Bridge officials are hoping to enlist the public's help in thwarting potential terrorist activities. This week, posters have gone up on district ferries, buses and the bridge itself as part of its 'See Something? Say Something!' public awareness program. 'It's a reminder to all of us that we can be the eyes and ears out there and serve as an extension in law enforcement,' said Mary Currie, bridge district spokeswoman. 'It's a reminder to all our customers to be vigilant.' The brightly colored placards show an abandoned backpack with an arrow pointing it out. The placards read 'See Something? Say Something!' and instructs people to 'report suspicious ... packages, people and activities,' and provides contact information for reporting something out of the norm.
I think this is especially important because many of these buses cross the Golden Gate Bridge regularly, and I don't think I need to say any more on that topic. I still haven't recovered from the scene in the first or second Superman movie (this is going back to the 1970s), when Lex Luthor creates an earthquake that destroys the Golden Gate Bridge. Twenty plus years later, I'm still white knuckled driving over the darn thing!