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New York City Warned of 'Radicalization' Infiltrating City

Posted on AllSides May 1st, 2024
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New York City officials warned of "radicalization" infiltrating the city amid ongoing pro-Palestinian protests at different college campuses, including Columbia University in Manhattan.

During a press conference on Wednesday, New York Police Department (NYPD) Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism Rebecca Weiner said that there is "a concern around radicalization" in the city. She stopped short of calling it "homegrown terrorism" but said officials were seeing a concerning "trajectory" among young people.

Mayor Eric Adams made similar comments during the press conference, saying, "There is a movement to radicalize young...

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