Preemptive Strike.

An estimated 2,000 police officers will be on hand for Jerusalem’s gay pride march later today. And they’re already hard at work: “Police on Thursday afternoon detained a haredi man in Jerusalem for holding an insulting sign against the gay pride parade, some two hours before the scheduled start of the event in the capital.” Last year’s pride sparked riots and other forms of violence, but virulent anti-gay activists recently vowed to avoid protesting lest they bring the gays more press. [Jerusalem Post]