Street Talk: What do you think the city should do to ensure safety at the NYC Marathon?

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Following the Boston bombing, we asked locals what they think the city should do to ensure safety at the NYC Marathon.
Following the Boston bombing, we asked locals what they think the city should do to ensure safety at the NYC Marathon.

Maybe they could ban backpacks, but I think New York does a great job with protection. We’ve been there before; we know what to do.
Darcy Schecht

What they do right now is phenomenal. They do a lot to protect us.
Debbie Lovis

I think we need more security and find out more about people going to school in our country. It’s scary.
Denise Angilly

I think there should be more security.
Jim Cohen

I don’t think there is much anyone can do. These people can look like anyone.
Frank Angilly

I think that’s very difficult to do these days. I have a friend in the police department; I know it’s difficult to ensure safety. We might need police in plain clothes and FBI too. We need different levels of security. I don’t think the city can be 100 percent secure.
Susan Philips

I think what they’re implementing this week in the city, the clear plastic bags, is a good idea. I think everything should be in a clear plastic bag so you can see exactly what everyone’s carrying.
Guy C.

I think we need more police and bag checks.
Taisha M.

 

-BY ROSA MICHAELS