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?
“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.”