Hope is not a security strategy

Frank Figliuzzi speaking on “Katy Tur Reports” moments ago on the security situation at the Miami courthouse:

I’m left to wonder what is happening here. There’s multi-layered and multi-agency coordination — or lack thereof — here. Yellow perimeter tape is not a perimeter; it’s an invitation to people who want to cause trouble that they won’t encounter a lot of resistance if they try it.

Too many cooks can spoil the broth. It’s not enough to say, quote, as [Miami Police Chief Manuel Morales] said, this is “not the Miami way.” It is not enough, as the mayor said, that we hope for the best. Hope is not a security strategy.

So while it’s not clear what is going on, I am clear that if people intent on violence show up, and do so in large numbers, what I’m seeing right now will not be adequate.