Boston Will Search Subway Riders to Secure Convention Boston is expected to soon become the first city in the nation to conduct random searches of passengers on its subway system. The transit authority says the measure is needed to thwart potential terrorist attacks targeting the Democratic National Convention later this month. Civil liberties groups strongly oppose the searches. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.
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Boston is expected to soon become the first city in the nation to conduct random searches of passengers on its subway system. The transit authority says the measure is needed to thwart potential terrorist attacks targeting the Democratic National Convention later this month. Civil liberties groups strongly oppose the searches. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.