J.D. Tuccille Wonders If Crazed Super Bowl Security is a Glimpse at America’s Future

Super Bowl 48In the run-up
to Super Bowl XLVIII (just be happy they don’t use Egyptian
numerals), the New York City Police Department is deploying an
“amazing arsenal of security initiatives,” including 200
“temporary” surveillance cameras to ensure that dirty deeds remain
undone at the big game. That’s remarkable, since City Hall in the
rotten apple is actually about 11 miles from the site of the
kickoff at MetLife Stadium, which is in East Rutherford, New
Jersey. But never fear, writes J.D. Tuccille, security at
the the Super Bowl itself promises to make attendance at football’s
championship game an awful lot like spending several hours at a
very cold TSA checkpoint—with some watery beer. Get used to it
America, this massive demonstration of pointless security theater
just may be a glimpse of the future.

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