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From the New York Times article “Citing Danger, Schumer Calls for Scrapping New Screening Plan for Statue of Liberty” :


Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the National Park Service on Monday to scrap what he called a dangerous new security plan for the Statue of Liberty, saying that it could leave visitors to the tourist attraction vulnerable to a terrorist attack.

For nearly two years now, the New York Police Department has opposed the Park Service’s plan to screen visitors to the statue at central points on Liberty and Ellis Islands, which were badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy and are scheduled to reopen on July 4. In early 2011, Ken Salazar, then the secretary of the interior, intended to announce the change, but he held off because of stiff objections from the police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly.

Read more articles from around the world on this new plan.


From the UK’s The Telegraph  Concern over New Security Protocols at Statue of Liberty<

From ABC News:  NY Senator: New Statue of Liberty Security Risky

From Detroit Free Press:  NY senator: Security plans at Statue of Liberty could leave visitors vulnerable

From Newsday:  Schumer, Kelly: New Statue of Liberty security a risk

From the Wall Street Journal:  NY senator: New Statue of Liberty security risky

From WPIX 11:  Visiting the Statue of Liberty could endanger your life unless feds change security plan, Kelly and Schumer say