CBS News reported at the 2019 ball drop in NYC there was plenty of security in place: Uniformed and plain-clothed officers positioned on the ground and on rooftops, along with 1,200 cameras rolling on the crowds.
The pouring rain did keep the NYPD from deploying drones as they had planned to, but Police Commissioner James O’Neill said revelers shouldn’t be concerned.
“This is going to be one of the most well-policed, best-protected events in one of the safest venues in the entire world,” he said. Under the pretense of keeping everyone safe the NYPD prohibited Umbrellas, backpacks and large bags.
Dr. Blynd explains, “the outworking of history consistently demonstrates that government will, in spite of the Bill of Rights, arrogate all power to itself eventually, if the people don't act to prevent it.”
FUNKTIONARY further states,
“Throughout history many intelligent thinkers all around the world have tried to contemplate or design some way to have "government" and freedom too. Failing miserably and repeatedly to find one either in practice or in theory, it is time for intelligent human beings to give way to beings of higher consciousness using sagacity and sapience to finally realize that:. 1) "government" itself is a deadly mental contrivance and immanent threat to their freedom; 2) there is no way to prevent "government" from constantly increasing its power and eroding freedom; 3) "government" itself being a reification (deadly cartoon) will vanish when the illusion on which it rests dissipates.
This goes for all brands and flavors of "government" across the ideological spectrum.” [MORE]