Ray Kelly: NYC At Higher Risk Due To Political Correctness

Ray Kelly attends Bob Simon Memorial Service at the Metropolitan Opera House on February 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by
Rommel Demano/Getty Images
New York, NY

Former NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly talked terrorism, as well as his new book, Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City, which provides detailed accounts of sixteen different terror plots targeting NYC foiled under his watch.

Kelly joined host Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily today for an exclusive interview that touched upon the broader subject of world terrorism, as well.

During his time in NYC Kelly was instrumental in setting up the Demographics Unit, which later became the Zone Assessment Unit. Kelly insists that the unit’s work was vetted through several high quality lawyers and everything it did was “Constitutional, legal, (and) effective.” That didn’t stop the Left-leaning NY Times from attacking it, nor did it stop current mayor Bill de Blasio making it into a campaign issue.

Kelly blames purely political concerns for the closing of the highly effective unit that helped keep NYC safe for years. Mayor Bill de Blasio shut down the unit early in his term; however, Kelly said given recent events in the world de Blasio now seems to be talking tougher on terrorism – most likely out of political expedience, as opposed to conviction.

Kelly was a guest today on Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, which broadcasts weekdays from 6AM to 9AM EST. He touches on the details behind two of the 16 thwarted attacks in the interview, which can be heard in full below.