Baker said the main difference between U.S. and U.K. security isn’t necessarily what is done, but how it’s portrayed.
“We’re not necessarily as bold about describing things, and we have a few more hurdles,” Baker said. “But our goals are still the same: to control the perimeter, control the interior, make sure we understand the crowd and movement, do all surveillance ahead of time and make sure we collect evidence to identify the potential targets and lock them down.”
Former Assistant Director of the FBI Bill Gavin, of the Gavin Group, said President Obama’s inauguration is a perfect example. “We pretty much shut down Washington, D.C. We prohibit a lot of things.”
But the men agreed that the law enforcement community in the United States still need more authority to keep the country safe.
“There’s a number of different measures that should be implemented in the face of the reality that we now have. Our biggest threat is homegrown extremism,” Brosnan said. “How do you get control of that? It’s tough, very tough, and people have forgotten.”
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wedding Totalitarianism. "Many Royal Wedding Security Measures Would 'Never Fly' in the U.S., Experts Say." (YET.)
US "security experts" all lathered in anticipation of implementing British "security measures" here.