With New York on high alert and other big cities taking precautions in response to the nation’s largest mass shooting in history, former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said it’s time to take a new approach to fight radical Islam on U.S. soil.
“Securing the homeland, spending billions of dollars and making sure that our systems are in place and equipping police as if they are military now in the United States – if all of that has been done and we are still not getting traction, then we need to change our policy and I think that it’s time now. We’ve tried hard to be politically correct and to put this in those terms and to try to be restrained in our response, but it’s time to move forward now and do something different,” he said during an interview on the FOX Business Network’s Mornings with Maria.
Davis, who was police commissioner during the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, said the U.S. needs to be more proactive about identifying the problem here in the U.S. and then aggressively pursuing it in Iraq and Syria.
“Political correctness is the problem here…We need to go to the core of where this is occurring. The fact that ISIS has a radio station is incomprehensible to me. The fact that they are allowed to insight the passions of these fringe individuals here in the United States and we’re not taking an aggressive stance on that and doing something about the core of where this ideology comes from is a problem,” he said.