boston bombings, city throughout the country are struggling to figure out how to protect themselves during major events by add aing more security personnel. but there, obviously, is never 100% guarantee for safety. but how do you prepare for the risk and reaction to an attack. joining me now is democratic mayor from
, whose city will host a major
of its own this sunday. and mayor nutter, we appreciate your time. the first big race your city is holding since the
bombings. in the fuweeks that have passed, what new efforts you're employ employing now that you think will help your community?
thank you for having me on. an enhanced police presence and more coordination and certainly learning from the tragedy in
and our hearts and prayers will go out to the folks who, the family as of those who were killed and those who were injured. nearly 300 people hurt and pretty crazy kind of situation. but, nonetheless, we're going to have the street run on sunday. we communicated consistently with the runners and spectators. for instance, you know, no backpacks or kind of cloth bags. if you need to bring some stuff, we'll give you at our expo clear bags to bring your stuff in. the race concludes at the
philadelphia navy yard
. no bags allowed there. we have a number of evacuation stations.
sorry a to interrupt. one item, one thing we learned. when you have ten miles like that, the marathon, obviously, 26.2. you guys have ten miles. what do you do in something that is that long to protect not just the runners but the people walking along the sidelines to cheer them on?
it's about both. about the runners and spectators and just regular folks who may be coming to check out the race. i mean, again, constant communication with the public. everyone is aware of what happened in
. and there are procedures that we will take, as i said, in philly some seen and some unseen and we talk about some of the other elements. but i think people are well aware that we need to be extra cautious. the
situation, you know, was a tragedy in and of itself. you never know, you have
and other folks have things on their mind. we take precautions for big events. but in light of that, extra precautions.
i want to make sure i move on because we have several other topics. congressman
of new york pushed for more
like the ones used in parts of new
. do you support
network both those owned and opa operated by the city. we have our safe cam program where we encourage private entities. think about what happened in
. i think that was
lord & taylor
, the company, who had the best video of these two individuals who were involved. so, the combination of public, private, those kind of partnerships. allowing the police to tie into
camera networks. expands your ability to see what is really going on across the city and absolutely i support that.
i want to ask you on the issue of guns now, if we can very quickly. your city's murder rate is down significantly in the last four months compared to last year. great progress for you. you did that by focusing on
areas and prevention programs also play a role. doesn't the success you have reinforce the altogethrgument that the solution is not more
but tougher enforcement of the laws that already exist?
a combination of the two. clearly
when you look at our
to the north, new
. they have the ability, the only city in new york state to enact their own gun legislation and we would benefit in
from the same. it's a combination of enforcing what you have. but certainly other steps that we can take. i support the second amendment, but, you know, quite frankly, i think i have a first amendment right not to be shot. so these rights are not at odds with each other and reasonable, sensible gun legislation,
legislation, background checks. why do you need a 30 clip, 30 clips, 30 bullets in a magazine. all these kind of things. we can still make our citizens safe in america and not negatively impact second amendment rights. we have to have some reasonable in all of this. i think we can accomplish that. we need tougher laws, better laws and also enforcement of what we have.
mayor, i would be remisif i didn't ask you quickly, the jury deliberating, that case prompted
to tighten its regulations governing inspections of abortion clinics. are you confident the women of all income levels in your city right now have access?
they do have access. this person was clearly disturbed. i'll leave it at that for the moment. the is this is a highly unusual situation but the women in
and certainly in
. there are certainly numerous places where you can go to have legitimate, safe services for whatever any of the women in
, may need. this guy was bizarre in the things that he did and clearly an aberration.
. big race this weekend. ten miles. more than i can do. i hope everybody out there has a safe time.
we hope it is a gorgeous and safe weekend.