Nypd, New York City, Bernie discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes


Well, listen, keep in mind, one New York City is a terrorist prone location, if you will. It's a target rich environment. We've known that dating back to the early 90s, right? So and everybody knows that there's a number of protocols in place for the police department and other agencies, including those within the mass transit system. The response if there's a crisis or an emergency like this, nobody is called this terrorism yet. They haven't classified it. That will take a little time. They need to find this guy identify who he is, what is intent was, whether he had any other accomplices, but look, in New York City, as the manpower, the resources, the training that most departments don't have, especially the manpower, the size, you know, when I was in command of the NYPD on 9 11, I had 55,000 men and women under my command. That's basically a small army, if you will. And other departments around the country don't have those kinds of resources. So we can get there faster. The training is superb. They know their job. There's protocols in place to respond to crises like this. And that's what you saw today. Bernie, what's happening behind the scenes now. Again, you said you've been in that position before. What are what's the NYPD command structure doing at this point? Well, the NYPD will work in conjunction with the FBI and the joint terrorist task force, which consists of FBI agents, New York City detectives, New York State police and a number of other federal agencies like the ATF, the U.S. Marshals, things like that. They'll all work together to conduct this investigation to identify the suspects, look at accomplices once they find this guy and they get a hold of his phone as computers. They'll know everything these guys drawn to the last year. So maybe more, so that's the kind of things they're looking for, but for now, there's different rings of this investigation. They've got to do the train, they've got to do the witnesses that came off the drain that saw something on the train. They have to do witnesses on the outside of the subway station. They may have seen this guy come in and go out. It's a big process, takes a little time, but like I said on a number of shows this morning, our predict they'll get him and they'll get them in due course. You know, it's interesting, Bernie, I lived in Brooklyn for 15 years, and I was on that train line. I was got off at park slope, I think that's where the R and then the D train, and then the end, they all sort of share that track. And you really, I mean, you do think about those things, but when you're a passenger in those subways, you're pretty much stuck there. There's not much you can do. You know, if somebody wants to try and do something like this, so I'm glad they were able to get everybody off and it looks like fellow passengers were helping take care of folks, which people do in New York City. People are like that. Well, you know what, keep in mind, as I said earlier, New York City could things like this, it is a target rich environment, especially in the mass chance system. And in the morning rush hour evening rush hour, you have hundreds of thousands of people that ride those trains in and out of Manhattan. So are things like this possible? Do they happen from time to time? Yes. And most New Yorkers, listen, if you ride the tubes most New Yorkers, you know, they look around. They're looking, they're looking at people on the train. They're watching their back. You know, it's not that they want to. It's almost like you have to become you become accustomed to it. You know, it's a part of life. And in this case, we saw what happens when something like this goes down. I saw a lot of people taken off out of the subway system, but there were a lot of people that stayed behind. Some of which some of which I think is insane. I mean, they stood around just a photo. With their phones out taking video. But there were people there putting tourniquets on some of the victims stopping the blood on another guy. And that's what you see when things like this happen. Well, Bernie, I did a terrific job on newsmax this morning. We were carrying that live earlier and we appreciate your great insight into what's going on there. Thank you, sir. All right, Bernie kerik, former NYPD commissioner, great American patriot, and the guy, he knows what he's talking about. And so there's still a long way to go. I feel pretty confident that the NYPD is going to be able to get this guy. Whoever he is, but in the meantime, you've got to be careful. And he's right. I remember my apartment was about 8 miles. I lived in Brooklyn 8 miles to a Fox News headquarters, and I would take usually the bee or the D train. And some of the trains they operate on the same tracks. So you kind of know, but not all the trained stop at the same stop. So if you're riding the B train, that's an express train, and it's not going to stop at every single stop, but the in and the R do, and sometimes I would hop onto that enter the R train, so it's just kind of shocking when you hear that the end train was the target of this attack. And as Bernie kerik said they have yet to call it a terrorist attack, that leads me to believe that they either know who this guy is or they're just being cautious right now. And they don't want to alarm people. But everybody knows, you get on board those subways, you know, and he's right. Everybody looks around, because you don't want to you just don't want to be the victim of a crime. Folks since November of last year, the stock market has plummeted, gas prices through the roof, stock market volatile inflation, worse than it's ever been since the 1980s and then you throw in a war with Russia. The markets do not like instability..

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