Bag searches seem unlikely, given the Fourth Amendment and all, but stepped-up security doesn't. While the captain of the 60th precinct said the shooting was an isolated incident, the Paper points out that, on that fateful Brooklyn-Queens Day, several violent crimes were committed:
First, at around 4 pm, a thug slashed a teen across the neck on the Boardwalk near W. 16th Street. Cops believe that the incident led to the retaliatory shooting that claimed the life of Jones and injured four.
The day’s violence continued during the ensuing exodus to the subway: another man was stabbed on the Q train, police said.
Plus, the Daily News reported last week that, bucking citywide trends, gun violence in southern Brooklyn is up more than 25 percent this year, to 103 shootings from 82 at the same time last. The upticks are worst, the News reports, in East Flatbush, Crown Heights and Coney Island—Brighton's western neighbor.