Following high-profile incidents in which harmless teens and urban explorers have placed white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge or taken photos of themselves on top of 1 WTC, the senior U.S. senator from New York believes that tougher consequences are needed — the kind of consequences that follow you for the rest of your life just for seeking a little adventure. Schumer:
It must be made loud and clear to any would-be trespassers, adrenaline junkies or potential criminals that the federal government and the NYPD take trespassing on critical infrastructure and national monuments very seriously.
John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism, believes that the law would help authorities distinguish between minor trespassing and endangering key infrastructure, which is good because equating thrill-seeking kids with bloodthirsty terrorists is probably not a good idea.
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