Clueless at the EPA

The New York Press a couple of weeks ago had a brief story about a new counter-terror strategy: taking down

The New York Press a couple of weeks ago had a brief story about a new counter-terror strategy: taking down all the street signs. An NYPD spokesman was quoted saying, “Street-sign removal is an effective security option with a proven track record. It’s the same thing the English did in London during the Blitz. They removed the street signs to confuse German paratroopers, and it worked.”

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It was, you may have gathered, a joke.

But apparently, some in the federal government didn’t quite figure that out. The paper’s editor, Harry Siegel, got a call from an EPA official the other day, who was looking for a contact at the police department to talk about the new plans.

Siegel sympathizes this week:

“It’s been tough all around, we suppose, since the NYPD switched to that unlisted number.”

Clueless at the EPA