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The campaign slogan has not however passed the critics. Some term it as a nonsensical message that has got nothing to do with the safety of the people. For example, Harvey Molotch, NYU Sociologist, has different views about the campaign slogan, “See Something, Say Something”. According to Harvey, over 2000 residents of New York had actually “seen something and said something” but nothing tangible had come out of it. He recalls that in 2006 and 2007, over eighteen terrorism related cases were “seen” and reported. However, it turned out that the reported incidents had nothing to do with terrorism. They were just normal criminal activities such as violations of immigration rules, possession of unregistered guns, and selling of fake commodities. Harvey goes further to state that “it is not easy to stop terrorism related activities just by using campaign slogans”. Nonetheless, it is unfair to say that reporting does not help at all. A street vendor who alerted the police was able to save Times Square bombing in 2010.
The fact that many people in New York are busy doing their own activities is also an impediment in doing what the program advocates. The fact that there are people working on projects that involves wires and gadgets, and the Muslims carrying some machines into their worship places is also another challenge to the “See Something, Say Something” program. Reporting such harmless incidents will not only charm the law-enforcement system, but also create unnecessary tension. At times, “see something, say something” can be a nuisance slogan, especially when people report incidents that they are not sure of without involving investigators. The continual reporting of such incidences will also give police officers or investigators hard time to figure out what exactly is needed.
“See something, report something” program also has a “Chicken Little” upshot. For instance, if New
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