See Something, Say Something: New York City Versus Arizona Horace Cooper After a bomb was recently discovered in a smoking Nissan SUV in Times Square, America watched anxiously as city, state, and federal authorities investigated. In just 53 hours, law enforcement and national security teams working together successfully apprehended the terrorist Pakistani born émigré Faisal Shahzad. His dramatic capture off a Dubai-bound airliner just moments before it took flight seemed more like a Tom Clancy novel than real-life. Amazingly, this potentially devastating terror act ended almost as quickly as it began. Here is the takeaway: it was New York City beat cops working with street vendors, along with the FBI and the CIA, which produced the correct outcome. No one was hurt, and the suspected terrorist was apprehended. Yet when Arizona after years of skyrocketing crime from smugglers and drug traffickers attempts an almost identical type of collaboration, East and West Coast elites react with vitriol. The issues are so similar it is truly curious that no one has managed to put them together before now. Unless their agenda is purely political, critics of Arizonas new illegal immigration statute should also logically attack New York. After all, why should New York be allowed to tread on federal government authority when critics say it is wrong for Arizona to do so?