Today, during the #PrideParade, we had a detail of armed paramilitary #NYPD police in full riot gear on #TheHighLine at 23nd St. to calm family and tourists and make us all feel safe and sound. NOT. Was someone kidding? These guys certainly weren't. But WTF were they doing there, guarding a rather bizarre sculpture? Had a threat been called in? Would an openly gay park be more of a target than the parade? 1) Full assault detail. 2) Visitors take notice. 3) That sculpture is safe.