Watch: ISIS Just Made A Threat Against This Very Famous US Site In A New Video

The city where vigilance has never slept since the day the Twin Towers fell is talking tough after ISIS made a threat against them.

“We will not be intimidated and we will not live in fear,” New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday night after ISIS released a video designed to sow fear in New York City a week before millions descend on the city for Thanksgiving holiday events.

The video shows footage of New York City’s Times Square and Herald Square. In between views of New York City, the video shows suicide bombers preparing for attacks. At one point, one terrorist holds a grenade. He pulls the pin, then the screen goes black.

The video then shows French President Francois Hollande speaking after last week’s Paris attacks. “It’s horrible,” he says.

“And what’s coming next will be far worse and more bitter,” say words that flash across the screen.

The video also includes terrorists praising “soldiers of the caliphate in France” for their “blessed operation.”

Bratton said the video appears to be produced from a collection of previously released ISIS videos. Officials noted there is no specific threat against any specific location in New York City, which since the 2001 terrorist attacks has developed extensive programs to investigate and respond to terrorist threats against the city.

“No city is better prepared to protect against terrorist attack,” Bratton said.

“We understand it is the goal of terrorists to intimidate and disrupt our democratic society,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We will not submit. It’s crucial that people go about their normal business recognizing the NYPD is providing extraordinary protection for the people of this city.”

“One thing that ISIS understands almost better than terrorism is marketing,” said John Miller, NYPD deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism. “What you saw last night was a commercial. It was meant to sell a product. The product is fear. Could it happen here? Of course it could, but that’s because it could happen anywhere. Are we better prepared here than most if not all other places? The answer to that is yes.”

h/t: N.Y. Post

BREAKING: Gunman Triggers Lethal ‘Rush Hour Terror’ In Major City- Manhunt Underway

One person was killed and two others wounded in an early-morning shooting that is spreading fear throughout Manhattan as New York City police engage in a massive manhunt.

Three men were shot at point-blank range in the heart of New York City Monday morning, outside of a McDonalds near an entrance to Penn Station at 35th Street and Eighth Avenue. The shooting took place at about 6:15 a.m. as Penn Station was surging with commuters. Police are seeking a silver sedan in connection with the shooting.

The Daily News quoted sources who reported that three men were seen fleeing the scene.

Police said a 43-year-old man was killed by a shot to the head, a 45-year old man was shot in the neck and abdomen and a 46-year old man was shot in the leg. The wounded victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital, police said.

The victims had attended a methadone program at the nearby West Midtown Medical Group, said two men who are participants in the program. Police were interviewing officials and patients at the clinic, not far from the scene of the shooting.

The victims left the McDonald’s and were followed by the gunman, who opened fire after a dispute, said Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. He said the victims were sitting in the McDonald’s when a heavy-set man in a black hoodie approached, spoke to them and left.

“This kind of thing doesn’t happen over here,” said Michael Gessow, 39, of the Bronx. “There’s a group of us here that don’t let things like this go down here. They were real nice guys, straight guys. I can’t believe it.”

“I have never seen anything like this happen…This is terrible,” said Richard Buckley of Queens.

h/t: Fox News

Watch: Bill de Blasio Just Revealed The 1 Thing About Carson That Makes Dems ‘Very Worried’

One-time socialist and mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio is very worried about one of the GOP candidates for president. He’s worried that Democrats might underestimate the appeal of Dr. Ben Carson.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, de Blasio said that Carson is the sort of candidate that could gain a lot of traction against the liberal policies that Democrats love.

“I think Ben Carson should not be underestimated. I get very worried as a Democrat when we underestimate Donald Trump or Ben Carson or anyone,” de Blasio said during the October 30 broadcast of the morning show.

“Ben Carson is a really impressive human being,” de Blasio continued. “Let’s just face it. He’s a very accomplished man. I think his calm demeanor is something people appreciate in a very contentious moment.”

The Big Apple mayor also noted that Carson is “an outsider” and that outsiders are highly favored in today’s political climate.

He said that Carson is “accomplished in the medical field who did something that’s not politics, that’s not Washington and it is the antithesis of what is happening. People shouldn’t forget that the public is being logical on one level that they like something that is very different from what they see in Washington.”

Regardless, de Blasio thinks Carson’s recent stance on Islam should somehow disqualify the former neurosurgeon for elective office.

“I think some of the things he said, for example, about Muslim Americans, are absolutely unacceptable,” de Blasio insisted. “I think they will ultimately disqualify him. But don’t go to sleep on someone who is accomplished and impressive.”

The mayor’s comments come after Dr. Carson said in September that a Muslim who observes sharia law should never become president, and can’t serve the American people and sharia at the same time.

h/t: TheBlaze

Sharpton Was Going To Speak At Slain NYPD Cop’s Funeral Until Cop’s Fiancée Dropped A Bombshell

According to slain New York police officer Randolph Holder’s grieving fiancée, civil rights leader Al Sharpton was prepared to speak at the black cop’s funeral. While Sharpton has been a welcomed presence at a number of recent high-profile funerals, however, Mary Muhammad said the man she intended to marry would not have approved.

“He didn’t like [Sharpton],” she explained, adding that she was not sure why the frequent police critic intended to address mourners at all.

Sharpton countered Monday, explaining that an “invitation was extended” by a family member. Though he said at the time that he would address the opportunity Wednesday, Sharpton reportedly sent Holder’s father, Randolph Sr., a letter Tuesday explaining that he would not be attending the funeral.

“I refuse,” he wrote, “despite my strong feelings on police issues, to be a part of anything that would marginalize and take away from the focus of this city and nation mourning your son tomorrow.”

His announcement sparked some virulent social media criticism.

Sharpton did address a crowd gathered Saturday for a vigil in Harlem.

“I am concerned when I see a good policeman harmed,” he said, “shot in cold blood. And the community he protected and served ought to stand up and let his family know that his life had value to us.”

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Her NYPD Officer Son Was Killed On Duty. What She Just Did For Him Should Be Seen By All

Four NYPD officers have been killed in the line of duty in 11 months.

Randolph Holder, who was shot in the head on Tuesday, became the fourth.

Now, Irene Moore, the mother of slain NYPD officer Brian Moore (pictured above), has written a letter published by the New York Post in which she reminds others that “blue lives matter.”

She opens the article by saying: “Every day the brave men and women of the NYPD go out and do their job — to keep us all safe. So why isn’t the city doing the same for the cops?”

Almost six months after the slaying of my son, Brian, I cry for the family of Randolph Holder. Another funeral. Another wake. Another family in pain that no one can ever take away.

Again I ask, what has changed? It must stop. Blue lives matter.

Irene Moore writes that she is not a “policymaker,” and then says: “But there hasn’t been anything brought forward in the public arena that says, ‘We’re going to start changing policy because we’ve had enough, and the public has had enough of the murder and the slaying and the slaughter of these young men.’”

She then states: “So it’s on our elected officials. They owe us some change. They owe us some consideration. And then they ought to step in front of the TV cameras and tell us what they’re going to do about it.”

In 2014, liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized NYPD tactics after two federal marshals and a city cop were wounded in a gunfight:

For much of the previous 12 years, there was a growing tension and a growing disconnect between police and community all over our city. This administration came into office with a commitment to ending the broken policy of stop-and-frisk, the overuse of stop-and-frisk, the unconstitutional use of stop-and-frisk. We settled the related lawsuit and we changed the practice on the ground, and the numbers speak for themselves.

What do you think of Irene Moore’s letter criticizing the policies which have supposedly led to four police officer deaths in New York City in the past year? What policies do you think should be implemented?