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Fox Business Network 31 Dec 2019

NYPD using drones to ramp up security for New Year's in Times Square

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Former NYPD detective Pat Brosnan shares his insights as the NYPD prepares for an estimated 1.5 million people to celebrate New Year's in Times Square.


Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is interviewed on "This Week."

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Amid the coronavirus crisis in France, authorities are turning to drones to warn the population and enforce confinement measures in Marseille, Tuesday, March 24.
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ASHLEY: NOT SANTA MONICA
BOULEVARD.
IT IS BIG APPLE HOURS AWAY FROM
BEGINNING AFTER NEW DECADE.
PEOPLE ARE LINING UP HERE IN
NEW YORK CITY FOR THE BIG BALL
DROP.
THE NYPD IS ALSO PREPARED USING
DRONES FOR VERY FIRST TIME THIS
YEAR AS EXTRA MEASURE OF
SECURITY.
LAURA ENGLE, GOD BLESS HER,
BRAVE TO THE END, IS IN TIMES
SQUARE RIGHT NOW.
LAURA, ALREADY THE EXCITEMENT IS
BIDDING.
REPORTER: ASHLEY, A SOUND CHECK
IS GOING ON.
HARD TO HEAR YOU.
ALL THE PEOPLE BEHIND US IN
TENTS OR SCREENS ONE WAY OR
ANOTHER ARE SCREENED BY NYPD
WITH WANDS AN K-9 UNITS.
FIRST TIME TODAY THE NYPD WILL
USE DRONES FOR THE VERY FIRST
TIME.
WE WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT PEOPLE
HAD TO GO TO GET IN THE TENTS.
NYPD RAMPING UP SECURITY AS THEY
ALWAYS DO, TAKING A MULTILAYERED
APPROACH, CHECKING EVERY BAG AND
ITEM COMING THROUGH THE CROWDED
STREETS IN ADDITION TO ROOFTOP
SNIPERS AND HEAVY TEAMS ON THE
GROUND.
FIRST TIME THE NYPD ARE ASKING,
I THOUGHT THIS HAPPENED, IT HAD
NOT, LAST YEAR THEY TRIED TO
BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER T WAS
RAINING SO BADLY THEY HAD TO
FROWNED THOSE ZONES.
THE WEATHER MAY CHANGE FROM YEAR
TO YEAR.
THREAT OF TERRORISM DOES NOT.
ESPECIALLY WITH THE NEW YORK,
NEW JERSEY AREA SEEING TWO
DOMESTIC TERRORISM INCIDENTS.
>> 2020, IS BEGINNING OF A NEW
DECADE, ABSOLUTELY.
YOU HAVE TO BE HERE, WHY NOT?
ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT.
YOU HAVE TO BE HERE.
>> GET THAT FEELING OF THE NEW
YEAR.
START A NEW ME.
DO DIFFERENT THINGS AND FOCUS ON
THE GOALS.
REPORTER: THE TRADITIONAL TEST
OF THE BALL LAST NIGHT WENT OFF
WITHOUT A HITCH.
THE TIMES SQUARE BALL TWINKLING
WITH 130 WATERFORD CRYSTALS.
WHETHER YOU'RE BRAVING THE CROWD
IN TIMES SQUARE OR WATCHING
COMFORTABLY FROM HOME YOU GET
THE KALEIDOSCOPE EFFECT.
CLOSING OUT THE 2010 TENS,
GETTING INTO THE 20s, AND 2020
SIGN HAS BEEN PUT UP.
EVERYBODY IS SO EXCITED.
WE'RE TALKING FROM PEOPLE ALL
OVER THE WORLD WHO MADE JOURNEY
TO BE HERE, WE MET PEOPLE FROM
SPAIN, PORTUGAL, AND JAPAN.
IT WILL BE A GREAT NIGHT.
NYPD IS READY.
ASHLEY.
ASHLEY: I WILL BE WATCHING FROM
HOME.
GREAT JOB, LAURA, DESPITE THE
SOUND CHECK.
THANKS SO MUCH.
>> PAT BROSNAN, FORMER NEW YORK
CITY DETECTIVE.
THE DRONES DELAYED AS LAURA WAS
TALKING ABOUT, WILL THAT MAKE A
BIG DIFFERENCE?
>> IT MAKES A VERY SIGNIFICANT
DIFFERENCE.
IT IS CUTTING-EDGE FOR
TECHNOLOGICAL TOOL FOR THE NYPD
TO UTILIZE.
FACE IT THEY'RE THE BEST ON THE
BUSINESS, BEST ON THE PLANET IN
THIS.
DRONES ARE AMAZING.
WE WORK WITH A GROUP OF THEM
OURSELVES.
SUPERFAST.
SUPER QUIET.
NEVER GET TIRED, NEVER TAKE A
BREAK.
THEY HAVE VISION LIKE SUPERMAN.
AND THEY'RE PRETTY COOL.
THEY GIVE THE THE NYPD A COOL
AND SEXY LOOK, MY PERSONAL
OPINION.
JACKIE: I LOOK AT NUMBERS.
WE SEE A MILLION PEOPLE IN TIMES
SQUARE FOR THE CELEBRATION.
WITH CHANGING NEW CALENDAR FOR
THE DECADE, SEEMS TO BE
MILLION 1/2.
SEEMS LIKE A BIGGER CELEBRATION
THAT WE'VE SEEN IN YEARS PASSED,
AND MORE IN TERMS OF SECURITY?
>> ABSOLUTELY.
MIND-BOGGLING.
VETTING SCREENING A MILLION .5.
AS I SAID THEY'RE AMAZING AT IT
THEY HAVE THE LABOR, UNDER
COVERS, HARBOR, K-9, GOT DOGS,
TOOLS, DRONES.
JACKIE: NOT JUST THE NYPD.
THEY TEAM UP WITH THE NEW YORK
STATE POLICE,
>> ABSOLUTELY.
IT'S A TREMENDOUSLY
COLLABORATIVE EFFORT, AND IT'S
EVEN PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
AS WELL, AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES
IT ALL HAPPEN.
IT'S THE COLLABORATION OF IT ALL
THAT ALLOWS THEM TO DEVELOP THAT
INTELLIGENCE, THAT INSIDE
BASEBALL, AND INFORMING THEIR
STRATEGIES WHICH IS REALLY
LABOR, TECHNOLOGY AND THE TOOLS.
THE DRONES ARE GOING TO BE
ONE -- THAT'S GOING TO BE A BIG
ONE.
I'M EXCITED TO SEE IT.
>> AND TIMES SQUARE BASICALLY IN
OUR BACKYARD HERE.
I SAW PEOPLE LINING UP TODAY
GOING THROUGH THOSE SCREENING
CHECKPOINTS, VERY RIGOROUS
STANDARDS.
NO BACKPACKS, NO CHAIRS, NO
COOLERS, YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO
HAVE ALCOHOL, YOU KNOW, TO KEEP
EVERYBODY SAFE.
PAT?
>> OH, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.
IT'S DRACONIAN, TO BE VERY FRANK
WITH YOU.
THERE'S 65 PENS, THERE'S A
MILLION AND A HALF PEOPLE.
EVERYBODY'S WANDED WITH A HAND
HELD MAGNETOMETER FOR WEAPONS,
CRUSHED INTO THE PENS, AND CAN I
TELL YOU I'VE BEEN DOWN THERE
MANY TIMES MYSELF WORKING AS AN
NYPD DETECTIVE AND SOCIALLY AS
WELL, AND THE FACT IS I THINK
IT'S AN UNBELIEVABLE NIGHT.
IT'S AN AMAZING CELEBRATION IN
THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD
GOVERNED BY THE GREAT, THE
GREATEST AND THE FINEST, THE
NYPD.

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