New York City is preparing for its annual Gay Pride Parade next Sunday with beefed up security following the terrorist massacre in the Orlando gay club last week in which 49 people were killed, New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.
Speaking on "The Cats Roundtable"
Sunday radio show on AM 970 New York hosted by John Catsimatidis, Bratton said that this year's parade is expected to be the largest in history, as many more people are expected to participate as a sign of solidarity with the Orlando victims.
The commissioner said that so far there have not been any serious threats against the event, but that every precaution would be taken to ensure that the parade would be safe and that New York can proudly celebrate the different sectors of society that live in the city.
Bratton also had a message for Americans across the country, saying that it is vitally important to be more aware and vigilant of the threats against Americans, but at the same time to emphatically state that, "We cannot let fear dominate our lives, we can’t let fear dictate a loss of freedom."
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