“How do you keep the populace reassured about government services in an emergency?” asked Daniel J. Oates, the police chief in Ann Arbor, Mich. “You saturate the community with police presence. You have police cars drive around with their lights on. We tripled the number of cops on the street last night. It cost me $10,000 in overtime.”

Chief Oates did point to one incident that he said probably would not have happened on an ordinary night. Someone spray-painted anti-Semitic obscenities and a swastika on a Jewish student center at the University of Michigan, the first such incident in the chief’s two years there.”

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Author: Rob