“Many of the city’s best and brightest investigators” — including detectives from homicide, counterterrorism, intelligence, transit, and four different precincts — have yet to crack the case of the crew who strung two bleached American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge. While the stunt does not appear to have been terror-related, it could have been, so the NYPD is taking the breach pretty seriously. Which just makes it more sad that they haven’t caught anybody yet, considering the leads they do have point to some punk kids, not Ocean’s 11–style masterminds.
Investigators are also scouring social media, pulling phone logs and running hundreds of license plates, police sources said. They are tracking down all calls made from the bridge around the time the flags were replaced early Tuesday. They obtained the online handles of at least two of the suspects and are going through computers records for their proper names, the sources said.
If law enforcement can go to such great
lengths for what "could have been" a terror-related crime, what
stopped them from prosecuting investment and bank executives who criminally
tanked the economy back in 2007? Instead the government bailed out the banks and the banks had to pay fines, which barely dented
But young people committing what could
have been a terror-related crime. They need to be caught and made an example
of. We can't tolerate such lawlessness in our society.