by Nate Wooley | April 24, 2013 10:49 am
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the country needs a new interpretation of the Constitution.
The mayor — asked about how to handle security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings — said that protection against terrorist threats will require changes in how the nation views its founding document, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports.
“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Bloomberg said.
“Look, we live in a very dangerous world,” he added. “We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11.”
Bloomberg insists that increased surveillance and government intrusions into privacy are necessary steps to combat the threats faced in the modern world.
“We have to understand that in the world going forward, we’re going to have more cameras and that kind of stuff,” he said.
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