How is law enforcement handling the Sandy aftermath?
The Hit List on how officials are trying to bring order after the storm
- Duration 9:49
- Date Oct 31, 2012
The Hit List on how officials are trying to bring order after the storm
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With me -- -- is bill -- he's a former FBI officer and senior VP of control risks and Mike Baker is joining us via Skype -- -- -- there.
Everywhere I doubt it very much hi Mike listen you know we'll start reduce engineer via Skype.
And would talk about how law and -- the force mishandling these emergency situations we'll talk about looting.
We talk about the idea that you haven't -- alarms in -- you know power so alarms are not working.
And they just all of those sort of or circumstances that sort of make it.
Right for the idiots who want to go in there and do bad things talk about that we might.
Personal congratulations you look at W -- -- at.
-- -- -- -- The opera and you don't -- with something like this.
Yeah honestly this is what first responders prepare for.
This is what they trained for this is what they anticipate could happen sort of a worst case scenario.
You know they're fully prepared.
For something like this even -- -- this sort of devastation.
The other problem is the the average.
Person you know homeowner op apartment -- In -- and the -- how many times you talk about the potential impact the security concerns most people really don't plan ahead most people don't prepare they don't think about.
You know the security issues -- Until an event like this happens and then they think of the simple things well I guess I should've gotten more batteries or you know I guess I should've thought about we know what's going to happen I can't get back in my house and then you know potentially there's.
Yet as -- problem -- you can point out regarding -- So you know by the time you get to this point in -- in a natural disaster or crisis of any sort.
In that admissions kinda left the port you know you have to you have to think about these sort of things ahead of time.
Right and bill Daley is here with me Mike and bill you know he -- -- -- -- halls and portly people kind of never expected to be this bad and they sort of really don't plan ahead.
In the meantime what happens is law enforcement they're left on the back end to deal with these circumstances that we discussed.
And you add your your card your perspective yeah you're exactly right and resources went so we will talk to -- later on about -- you call from his book he -- -- on -- early this I think yeah.
I doesn't get a little -- like this time.
I know we're not -- -- like -- -- live TV for you.
It's taking the over under on whether Tom would make this yeah.
And obviously a lot of moms -- either way shin.
-- not coming -- if you're not out yet.
We get to this point is that you know.
The issues that impact -- -- -- security safety perspective it is really overwhelming when you think of it is that you have individuals who everything from medical needs to.
You know security and safety needs and dimension -- I've obviously the very positive in the bright -- -- this is that you know here in New York for the most part and for the most part with the millions and millions of people have been affected.
This is just a few as you sit truly knuckle heads to -- doing it doing this is that overall people looking out for the neighbors helping elderly people who who don't have.
Access it -- -- means to communicate.
-- doing all the right things and there's some self policing going on I think in these situations.
As you see another natural disasters is that the individual communities individual.
Biloxi and you'll neighbors -- the people who actually provide this that level of sanity and protection.
The other thing is it is of concern having been on the corporate side of the two things one we have banks.
-- have right exposure hold on that for me build the meadowlands thought -- -- -- talk about that you mentioned something really crucial.
And this is where I want to bring Tom Ruskin seem that the congress after Gregg -- -- -- -- -- re watching Tommy is a former NYPD detective and he's president of CN piece of Tom.
You know bill made a good -- observation there.
How New York City is that their bid could it be at least what some 600000.
Residents still without power right now home.
Blocks and blocks and neighborhood after neighborhood with out power in the dark.
But again you're not getting those reports of looting and people are cooperating.
In -- that -- it's it's a testament to the people who live here in New York City that there neighborly they're patriots.
They stick together and also talk to me Tom about the fact that there is good good good good NYPD presents as well.
Well let's talk about at -- law enforcement up and down the East Coast to a that this experience this.
The NYPD like go to law enforcement agencies -- -- this country.
Train for these type but things could depend on this solutions to -- -- -- -- not that.
Like criminal -- deserve to be in jail for what they're doing the people.
Who have look probably you know that the majority here likelihood.
You know how -- -- -- you know because I don't count out there.
A lot of people have lost their homes.
Out on you know the portions of New York City -- but -- We ocean they look at home -- -- every single -- -- Monica Irish who worked for me email as far fetal watering encounter in Long Beach.
He -- just cause she's lost everything he has.
He's just trying to get himself that he even giving it out because country it is built up so hard.
-- a lot of people or experiencing -- orange.
Other people are going to help those people that would New Yorkers do that's what people around the country you're doing and -- -- the other night.
I was -- on the road -- actual.
That law enforcement -- -- alive and as well -- fire department EMS.
The shape people and could be very are at -- apparel and that's what they do every single day to protect -- this -- -- speaking of those those people those first responders those people who risk their lives to save others.
We're looking right now pictures of breezy point queens were a lot of those people.
Live in that community.
Tom I think he can talk a little bit more about the people who do live in -- community at breezy point queens.
Well I'm only -- including Long Beach and Coney Island emotional people struggle of what their hopes their homes and washed out to treat.
And you know as we've seen pictures of -- oil and it underpins longer ill and those people have lost everything and it depends you know -- neighbors they're depending on this bill and why polluted Coke is depending on the -- -- -- neighbors.
And we have to help -- believe we have to make sure the people getting meals.
Food water are you and that's what I can do it could.
Right an Intel let me get bill back in the conversation here -- -- bill you were talking about.
Did part of getting things back -- lying if it's getting those stores in the supplies were people can go.
Kids to try to rebuild their lives I didn't in in businesses and how.
-- the businesses can plan to to perhaps mitigate some of the economic impact on the private sector talk about that.
-- -- and the economic impact you know.
Two businesses which has been kind of livelihood which you know populated and help these communities is very important.
And so -- busy to do is if they are busy now have to after the fact.
-- -- kind of recovery mode but beforehand as people listening around the country and other places which could be affected by -- storms -- natural disasters.
And this is to be able to think about their backup and recovery plans if you have a business that -- may be.
Computer systems have support such storage and every simple level we have this is a number of people and maybe different locations -- -- those people pick up and and he'll be continued -- business until the time which is people who go back and go back go back to the office -- -- was destroyed or they can rebuild an office system some foresight.
On the business I can impact can certainly impact the exposure they have long term economically of course if you -- individual shop.
Very little you can do -- -- very much -- oriented restaurant you have a dress shop I mean that's all you have.
But certainly even in those cases sometimes people can remove some of the more valuable things now from those locations before storm comes but certainly thinking about kind of this -- recovery.
And contingency plans ahead of time for all of us even individual level is very important we talk about these -- -- Indeed and Mike Baker and he'd be twenty seconds of -- can't get some final comments from you bit.
Let me just -- to -- bill just said and that is that you heard Governor Cuomo you've heard Mayor Bloomberg -- saying.
That because of these unusual weather conditions that we are facing these days and perhaps in time to come.
That we this is the new normal and we have to reset.
The businesses have to make some new arrangements going forward to be perhaps repaired better the next time something like this happens god forbid might well.
Right well you know we're going to face a natural disaster so I'm I'm not buying on on -- you know whom we -- got a weather patterns around the world changed in.
And so this is going to be the new norm look at hurricanes happen.
You know anybody -- -- -- coastal area knows that you know they've had to deal with this unfortunately.
And I think about a hurricane or some other weather decided oftentimes you know you do get tested units this somewhat if you call it an advantage.
Of of a prior warning so you can take those steps ahead of time.
Built an absolutely correct you know not just for natural disasters before other crises.
Don't businesses and people themselves on on the individual level have to think about crisis management planning right and it's up to the individual.
Because if you do that at the individual.
You take the pressure off the first responders to some degree he take the pressure off to some degree the community and the community ultimately it is bearing the responsibility of those who either don't plan to prepare.
Or act as you said occur at the beginning of -- segment as typical as.
Hello my -- the people is for Internet has really were the people who need to have moved in situations like this not the residents themselves that.
You know of course lighten up yet that's that's dormitory -- as well okay Jerry -- like baker thank you so much.
We've got Tom -- to think he's on the phone via.
As well is former NYPD detective president of fantasy and FBI officer.
And senior VP control risks thank you very much I --