If you see something, say something

December 7, 2010

“If you see something, say something” – this is a campaign that Homeland Security rolled out and was immediately picked up by the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (it’s now being picked up elsewhere in the country). Suddenly, there were posters all over the subway system with this proclamation and then some stats about how many calls were made into the anonymous hotline. I’m not really opposed to this, but this is my beef with the campaign…it relies on citizens noticing odd behavior from odd looking people…

um…excuse me, but we’re in New York City. What exactly is the meaning of “odd”.

New York City’s middle name is “odd”. If you’ve been a regular reader of my blog, you already know all the “odd” I have reported. I mean, I didn’t even bat an eye when I was walking down the street with a friend of mine the other day and noticed 2 girls, dressed completely Goth, standing on top of a rolled up carpet with a body inside of it…and there were no cameras around, so it wasn’t like CSI: New York was filming. In regular American, that’s weird, OK? But here? We need some more direction and explanation of what “odd” is.


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