Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and he is calling on the NYPD to restrain its counterterrorism efforts beyond the city limits.
Thompson worries aloud that the NYPD might step on somebody’s toes while trying to stop thousands from being blown to bits. He says he learned the importance of cooperation and “mutual respect” among law enforcement agencies when he was the 25-year-old mayor of Bolton, Miss., population 629. The Bolton Police Department, or BPD, currently has nine officers.