Interview with 60 Minutes About Anti-terrorism Measures now in Place in New York City
Interview with 60 Minutes about anti-terrorism measures now in place in New York CityOn September 25, 2011 Mr. Kelly was interviewed on the television program 60 Minutes by Scott Pelley about anti-terrorism measures taken in New York City's financial district in the 10 years following the 9/11 attacks. One of these has been the development of a $3-billion NYPD Joint Operations Center that includes representatives from the military, FBI, FEMA and state and local first responders. During the interview, Mr. Kelly averred that the New York City police department now even possesses missiles that could take down a plane, if necessary. Pelley: Are you satisfied that you've dealt with threats from aircraft, even light planes, model planes, that kind of thing? Kelly: It's something that's on our radar screen. In an extreme situation, we have some means to take down a plane ... Pelley: Do you mean to say the NYPD has the means to take down an aircraft? Kelly: Yes. I would prefer not to get into the details, but obviously this would be in a very extreme situation ... Pelley: You have the means and the training? Kelly: Yes.From the segment: It is nearly impossible now to walk a block in lower Manhattan without being on television. There are 2,000 cameras and soon there will be 3,000 -- all of which feed into this control center housed in a secret location.,Technology built specifically for the NYPD includes radiological and nuclear detectors on boats, radiation detectors on helicopters and trucks and detectors on cops' gun belts so sensitive that people who've had medical procedures may trigger them. Lower Manhattan now includes thousands of surveillance cameras that can identify shapes and sizes of unidentified "suspicious" packages and can track people descriptions, like, "someone wearing a red shirt," within seconds.â â â â â âOff hand comment during an interview?I think it was a mistake. While it's okay to make a joke during an interview, making a personal joke about someone is off limits. I guess you will know how offended he was when you find out if you move to the next interview step or never hear from them againâ â â â â âwhat to wear to interview?Do some looking up on the Internet (Google.com) or even in the telephone book, to find out what kind of company you will be interviewing at. Take this seriously - interviews can be hard to get, when so many people are seeking jobs. Hopefully, the extra information will jog your memory. For an office job, the flat leather shoes and dark socks would be OK. For the rest, you need tailored dark slacks (NOT jeans), a woman's dress shirt or turtleneck, and a blazer or suit jacket that goes with the trousers. Wear very conservative makeup, only one item of jewelry, and no perfume. They would cross you off their list immediately, if you showed up wearing your plaid shirt and casual pants. That's what people wear when they are cleaning after hours or stocking a warehouse. Take the time for a quick trip to a store where you are sure to find what you need, or see if a friend can lend you the appropriate clothes. Take along a couple of extra copies of your resume to your interview. Best of luck to you!â â â â â âwhat to wear for this kind of job interview?I would stick to business casual. That is, no jeans, no T-shirts with logos (preferably no T-Shirts at all), no shorts, and fairly nice shoes. Even though it's a fairly casual job, you should dress just one degree better for an interview and you can not go wrong. Nice slacks (non-denim) and a nice top with decent shoes and sensible jewelry (do not go heavy on this), and you will do great. Good luck on the interview.â â â â â âTo Interview or not Interview?I think the manager is a bit disorganized and has lost track of time elapsed since he got your application. I think you will eventually be scheduled for an interview. This could be a red flag as to the culture of this company. If they are that rude to applicants, they might not be very considerate of their employees. Meanwhile, continue looking elsewhere for a job. Do not put all of your hopes into this one. Good luck to you.