Contact Us
Make My Homepage

What Can NJ Learn From Boston Marathon Bombing? [VIDEO/AUDIO]

In the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings, New Jersey is set to host multiple marathons and numerous concerts and sporting events, including the Superbowl over the next year, so how safe are we?

Governor Christie joins Eric Scott in studio for “Ask The Governor” (Photo by Annette Petriccione)

“Everything is being done to ramp up security, but there are no guarantees. It’s a dangerous world, and the fact is we’re never, ever going to make it completely safe,” said Governor Chris Christie during last night’s “Ask The Governor” program.

He stressed that life is never going to be without risk, specially life in a place as vital as New Jersey.

“Because bad people will do bad things, and the job of law enforcement is to do everything they can to try to prevent bad actors before they take the bad act.”

Christie pointed out authorities in Boston, within 5 days of the event, were able to apprehend the ones responsible for the attack, and he said that’s a great credit to law enforcement in Boston.

“Here in New Jersey, what we say is continue to be vigilant. When we say when you see something say something, that’s not just a trite phrase, we need you to help.”

Christie stressed no matter how many police officers we have, we’ll never have enough to be able to do the job without the public’s help.

“What happened in Boston was sick and tragic,” he said. “And those three folks who lost their lives and dozens of others who lost limbs – it’s unspeakable, but we need to dust ourselves off, help as best we can for them to recover and try to prevent it in the future.”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

[onescreen item=”5065306″]

Read More Stories from April's Ask the Governor

Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.