The current international wave of terrorist kidnapping and bomb outrages is being met with stringent new security precautions in the United States.
GV TILT DOWN Federal building
SV & CU Policeman searching case
SV Sign "Identification Card required"
LV Police & checkpoint
CU Policeman & others interviewed
TRANSCRIPTS: SEQ. 5: QUESTION: "What has been the reaction of the individuals to your searching bags and pocketbooks, etc. What has been the reaction?
POLICEMAN: Oh, we get co-operation from the people. Quite a few... now and then we get one or two who don't want to go through with it. But most of them do.
MAN: It doesn't bother me in the least. I think it's a pretty good idea to tell the truth nowadays.
QUESTION: Why is it a good idea nowadays?
MAN: Well, with all the stuff going on.
QUESTION: What stuff?
QUESTION: Sir, what is your reaction to being searched, checked out?
2ND MAN: I don't mind -- as long as I don't have anything."
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Background: The current international wave of terrorist kidnapping and bomb outrages is being met with stringent new security precautions in the United States. Security is an especially pressing problem in New York, which is currently playing host to one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in history.
About 40 heads of state are speaking at the United Nations headquarters, New York, during the 25th anniversary session of the General Assembly. The Federal Government has joined with the United Nations and City authorities to introduce rigid security measures.
The precautions at a Federal building in New York -- including a search of all belongings and a careful identity check -- were filmed last week. Then the police who operate the system, and some of the people checked out, were asked for their reactions: