Police to start random bag checks in all Brooklyn and city subway stations

In wake of the second London attacks Thursday, Mayor Bloomberg (R-NY), along with New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Governor Pataki, announced a new policy that will affect all Brooklyn and city subway riders.

Police will now begin random bag checks at all New York City subway stations. Kelly says the checks will be done before riders reach the train platforms. He adds police will not single out any specific group.

The new policy is drawing criticism from the New York Civil Liberties Union. Representatives from the group believe random searches invite the possibility of racial, ethnic or religious profiling.

Bloomberg says the searches could begin as early as Thursday night. He says bus and Metro-North riders may also have their bags searched.

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