Bomb expert updates security, safety issues.Three months after the World Trade Center bombing and subsequent arrest of the alleged terrorists, former New York Police New York Police may refer to:
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Inc.) luncheon: "With the World Trade Center, the media claimed terrorism had come to America. That's not news. This is the news: Terrorism has been with us since the 1970's. The World Trade Center had such an effect because it was the largest target to date. The terrorists may be arrested hut the threat is not gone--they are sitting back and regrouping."
While the World Trade Center made a Herculean--and visibly successful recovery, Dudonis, who now serves as associate director of Security and Safety at the Swiss Bank Corp., characterized the bombing as "a success for the terrorists. They invested $1,200 'including the van rental--and got a return of $1.3 billion in damages."
Building managers and owners alike must remember, Dudonis stated, "that terrorism is theater. It is the primary tool for putting fear into the business segment of the community." While terrorism is relatively new to the U.S., Europe and the Middle East have experienced threats for years. It has been in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. since the radicalism of the late 1960's and active days of such fringe groups as the Weathermen Weathermen: see Students for a Democratic Society.
American terrorist group against the “Establishment.” [Am. Hist.: Facts (1972), 384]
See : Terrorism in the 1970's.
Reminding the luncheon guests that the 1975 bombing murder of 11 people at LaGuardia still remain unsolved, Dudonis offered these guidelines guidelines,
n.pl a set of standards, criteria, or specifications to be used or followed in the performance of certain tasks. :
* The emphasis of a security program should not be on the bottom line, but the level or extent of security of the facilities for which you are responsible
* Take every bomb threat seriously. Never doubt the intention of the caller an d be aware of the various signatures the fringe groups use to identify themselves when phoning in a threat. In New York, some groups are following the lead of the IRA Ira, in the Bible
Ira (ī`rə), in the Bible.
1 Chief officer of David.
3 Two of David's guard.
IRA. which uses a special code when phoning in threats to Scotland Yard Scotland Yard, headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police. The term is often used, popularly, to refer to one branch, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Named after a short street in London, the site of a palace used in the 12th cent. .
When evaluating the cost of preserving human life versus the bottom do you answer the victims's family when you have to explain that you drew the line, Dudonis said, "you must evaluate what realistically can be done. How bottom line, for example, at installing a $2,000 camera that might have spotted the terrorist?"
"The key," said Dudonis, "is to strike a workable medium between expenses and needs that all sides can live with."