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Bratton: ISIS-Inspired Lone Wolves Are Just a 'Fact of Life' Now

Bratton: ISIS-Inspired Lone Wolves Are Just a 'Fact of Life' Now
Then New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at a press conference following an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)

Sunday, 17 December 2017 02:00 PM

The nation is going to see more Times Square-style terror attacks as ISIS-inspired lone wolves become a “fact of life,” according to former New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton.

In an interview aired Sunday with radio host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970, Bratton said “the issue of terrorism is not going away.”

"What ISIS is so good at is the mastery of social media… how to spread their message, how to propagandize,” he explained. “The bad news is, with the caliphate now collapsed, many [ISIS fighters] are trying to get back to the countries they came from, including here in the United States. They are highly trained. They are even more committed to the radicalized Islamic movement.

“The issue of terrorism, unfortunately, is morphing into what is … a more problematic structure for the United States.”

Bratton noted a would-be suicide bomber that detonated a pipe bomb in the New York City subway system in the Times Square area was one of three recent attacks in the last 15 months in the nation’s largest city.

“All three could be deemed successful and that they made an effort and that the devices went off,” he said.

"Unfortunately, we're going to see more of that,” he added. “It is what ISIS encourages. It is going to be a fact of life in America that you're going to see more of that than we have in the past.”

Bratton also decried a pending gun-carry bill in Washington, criticizing the GOP for advocating for states rights but flipping the argument on the gun-carry issue, and are “attempting to do the bidding of the [National Rifle Association].”

“They are going to try to tell New York State, try to tell Massachusetts, try to tell California, all 50 states, that you're going to have to let anybody who gets a gun in another state, allow them to coming to your city, your state and carry that firearm,” he said. “That's crazy.”

He added passage would “undo” the progress a city like New York has made in “historic murder declines.”

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