My wife took the subway to Grand Central and back (from Union Square). She noted many cops in Grand Central, but no conspicuous unease among her fellow passengers.
My hunch is that we project on to crowds our own attitudes. Jeanne is not tougher than Rod, but I bet she (and I) watch less television, since we watch none. Turn off the box. It is the raving of a demented oracle. We were in greater peil on 9/10.