The article "U.S. Super Bowl Brings Massive Security Resources to Minneapolis," is about the safety measures being taken for the Super Bowl game, in Minneapolis. According to the article, dozens of other cities are sending officers and 10,000 volunteers are being trained to spot suspicious activity. There’s gonna be an increase in police patrols, bomb-sniffing dogs, helicopters, officers in tactical gear, and that chain-link and concrete fence around U.S. Bank Stadium. Also, plenty of technology such as motion detectors, closed-circuit cameras and air particle sensors will be operating behind the scenes. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The reason behind all these extreme safety measures is not about just feeling safe but making sure people are in fact safe. Based on the recent events around the world, Jeffrey Miller, former senior vice president and chief security officer for the NFL stated that officers have to take into account the possibility of a terror attack. Over the past decade, Minneapolis has seen dozens of young men travel to Somalia or Syria to join extremist groups. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Fans are also encouraged to stay vigilant and call 911 or FBI in case they see something suspicious.
In my opinion, all the safety measures being taken for the Super Bowl game are extremely important. With all the recent events occurring around the world people need to know they’re safe. If I was attending the game, I think I would still be concerned about security. Nowadays, people don’t even need a reason to take away innocent lives. But I have the faith that our society is enough civilized to give this event the importance it deserves without turning it into a tragedy. At the end of the day, it’s just a game no matter who wins it!