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Kerik Calls For Profiling of Terror Suspects

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By    |   Tuesday, 12 December 2017 12:18 PM

Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik said Tuesday American authorities need to start profiling as they try to prevent terror attacks in the wake of Monday's bombing in New York City.

"We have to be extremely proactive in going after these guys," Kerik said during an appearance on Fox 5. "I spoke to a couple people yesterday, the one thing that we're not doing that we should be doing is criminally and predictably profiling."

Kerik defended his statement by saying the practice has occurred in the past and continues in various forms today.

"A lot of people don't like it because they think it relates to racial profiling," he said. "But here's the deal: did anybody complain about racial profiling when we went after the mob? We profiled the mob. We profile the Cali Cartel, Colombians. We profile gangs. We profile a number of criminal empires.

"But the second you go after this radical Islamic element, people say, 'Oh, it's racial.' No, it's not racial. That guy [suspected in Monday's attack] was inspired over the internet. We need to be profiling the internet. We need to be looking at these websites. Where are the IP addresses? The people that go onto these websites. Who are they? What are their ages? Where do they come from? What countries do they come from?"

Kerik said U.S. law enforcement needs to do two things: get ahold of that data and start shutting down access to websites that teach people how to build bombs and inspire people to commit acts of terror.

The NYPD admitted that the suspect in Monday's attack, a 27-year-old from Bangladesh, was not on anyone's radar.

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