NYC: Kelly Blasts Candidates, Says Terrorism Must Be ‘Top Priority’ For Next Mayor


kellyOne day before the primary, and two days before the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, New York City’s police commissioner leveled an explosive charge against the people who hope to be the city’s next mayor.

Speaking Monday before the Association for a Better New York and the Council on Foreign Relations, Ray Kelly said security from global terrorism “must be a top priority for the next administration.”

“The analysis of the police department, the intelligence community, our recent experience tells us that New York remains squarely in the crosshairs of global terrorism,” he said. “This is a time for vigilance, not complacency.”

Kelly also said not a single candidate has asked to be briefed on how to keep the city safe from a terrorist attack, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.

“The threat of terrorism is as great if not greater today than it was before the World Trade Center was destroyed. I can tell you that none of the candidates has requested a briefing from the department on this topic,” Kelly said.

Read more at CBS NEW YORK.

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