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BECAUSE REALLY - WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM THAN TO RESTRAIN PEOPLE?

“The fans were telling us it was a disgrace that when the song was being sung people were not observing it with a moment of silence,” Trost said. Trost said Steinbrenner was presented with the fan complaints and agreed to a plan to restrict movement. By mid-October 2001, he said, the Yankees’ implemented a system using off-duty uniformed police officers, ushers, stadium security personnel and the aisle chains to restrict movement. The Yankees pay the city to use police officers as part of the security detail."

At the Stadium, Stay Put When the Music Plays - New York Times



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