Bo Dietl: NYC on Highest Alert Since 9/11 After de Blasio Gutted Critical Intel Unit

New York City Police officers during an active shooter drill on Kenmare St. on November 22, 2015 in New York City. The drill, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, simulated an active shooter situation at the Bowery subway station. (
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Bo Dietl, one of the NYPD’s most decorated detectives and now head of his own consulting firm, says New York City is on its highest alert status since 9/11.

During an exclusive interview on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily radio program with host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, Dietl also had scathing criticism for current mayor Bill de Blasio for shutting down intelligence efforts Dietl says are critical to keeping the city safe.

Mayor de Blasio shut down the so called “Demographics Unit” soon after being elected.

The New York Police Department is shuttering a controversial, once-secret unit devoted to surveillance of local Muslim communities.

Referred to as the “Demographics Unit,” the unit, advised by an official from the Central Intelligence Agency, had engaged in broad surveillance of Muslim communities, such as neighborhoods, mosques, businesses in New York and New Jersey, without specific evidence of criminal behavior.

The full approximately ten minute segment with Dietl can be heard below.


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