Bratton Says NYC “Most Likely Target” For Next ISIS Terror Attack


New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says his city is the most likely target of the next major Islamic State terror attack, the New York Daily News reports. Bratton told MSNBC's “Morning Joe” today he is sending a counterterrorism team to France next week to see what New York police can learn about the terror tactics that allowed militants to slaughter 129 people in a series of shootings and bombings on Friday. He noted that the Paris massacre focused on restaurants, entertainment venues and trendy neighborhoods, which he said was as clear a sign as any that the Big Apple is brimming with blatant targets. New York increased security over the weekend at major locations such as Times Square after the Paris attacks. New York is a symbol of “all that they hate,” Bratton said about ISIS, “so we are the most likely target” for the next attack. He added 500 cops to New York's counterterrorism force after the Paris bloodbath.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hit talk shows this morning to speak about the attacks, saying the U.S. needs stronger intelligence and also linking the extent of carnage with what he views as excessive gun controls, Politico reports. “Had there been some guys with a gun, there would have been a shootout and probably the primary people that would have got whacked would have been the killers,” Trump said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” He added: “You can't (get) any tougher than Paris, and you can't get any tougher than France” on gun control, he continued. “They just said, come here, boom, come here, boom…shot these people at will.”

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