Miami police have started Operation ”Miami Shield,” sending plainclothes and patrol officers to “soft” target sites throughout the city in an attempt to thwart terrorism, the Miami Herald reports. Soft targets refer to civilian targets like London or Madrid’s public transportation systems, which have been bombed by terrorists.
Officers rode on public buses and the Metrorail system, and strolled through Bayside Marketplace and local banks. Some officers passed out antiterrorism leaflets. The police oversight will be random. The goal is to avoid routine, and keep terrorists guessing where police might show up.