Posted on June 12, 2017

Bratton Thinks Europe-like Terror Attacks are Headed for the US

David K. Li, New York Post, June 11, 2017

Bill Bratton

Bill Bratton (Credit Image: Wikimedia)

Recent acts of terror in Europe are the “new normal” — and surely coming soon to the United States, former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton ominously warned Sunday.


“(European-style terror attacks are) going to be the new normal in our world,” Bratton told interviewer John Catsimatidis on AM 970. “The pace of terrorist attacks, certainly in Europe, has been increasing.” Bratton warned: “That type of attack is quite likely to occur in the United States at some point in time.”


Bratton blamed porous European borders for exacerbating the problem.

“The open-border situation in Europe is compounding the problem,” said Bratton, who served as NYPD commish in two stints, 1994-96 and 2014-16. “It [hinders the effort] of trying to keep track of people who identify as terrorists or having terrorist leanings.”