I'm OK with subway searches in this city, and you should be too. Terror produces in me an intense anxiety that the idea of greater police protection slightly mitigates. You're right, such surveillance is really more a Paxil type pharmaceutical, but allow me a little poetic license.
The bottom line is this: don't carry a giant backpack on the subway. Yes, I'm talking to you Europeans who think Port Authority is Gare D'Austerlitz. Take a cab.
I believe in the NYPD. I know, I know, it's unfashionable for a lefty. But check out William Finnegan's article in The New Yorker this week. Even the Feds are taking pointers from our police force. True, as a white woman I'm not really in position to be harassed by the cops. Does anyone out there not think they're doing a good job, at least on the terror front?