Friday, February 19, 2010
Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that the crash shows the difficulty of balancing a free society with people’s safety.
“Our hope is the days of flying aircraft into buildings or other structures is over,” he said. “You always have some exposure in a free society. So the balance is finding how to protect and also protect the freedoms and liberties.
“The other side of that is people’s safety. It is always a battle between anarchy and tyranny; always has been,” he said.
(ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW)
Concerns of terrorism in the Texas capital were fueled by fear and speculation of a larger, coordinated attack Thursday morning as investigators scrambled to understand how and why a plane crashed into a seven-story office building in northwest Austin. As investigators learned more, law enforcement officials in Austin urged locals to continue about their day — saying the crash was a contained, isolated incident and that they were not at risk.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo called the crash a “criminal act by a lone individual.”
This article was posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm