The Democrats are coming, and subway riders in Boston will be subject to search. From Reuters, with thanks to Allon:
Boston will be the first American city to employ random searches on public transport after March’s deadly bombings in Spain, officials said.
“This is a proactive policy designed to deter and prevent a terrorist attack,” Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Chief Joseph Carter said.
The random searches will begin in July, before July 4 Independence Day celebrations and ahead of the Democratic National Convention at the end of July. …
“We want the MBTA to be inhospitable to terrorists. They can go someplace else,” he said.
Carter said the planned searches will randomly pick out riders and are not aimed at singling out anyone.
Great. That should catch those 80-year-old Baptist grandmother terrorist rings.