Pres. Obama, Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD and Jewish community response to Boston Marathon explosions
- President Obama: “The American People Refuse to be Terrorized”
- Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly Update New Yorkers On Measures the City Is Taking Following Terrorist Attack in Boston
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Read the remarks.
- We join our colleagues in Boston in shock and sympathy: CJP/JCRC Joint Statement of Sympathy to Victims of Explosions at Boston Marathon
Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Jewish Community Relations Council express our sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Greater Boston community, courageous runners, family, friends and those visiting from the United States and abroad.
- Statement of Mayor Michael Bloomberg
As law enforcement authorities investigate today’s explosions in Boston, I ask all New Yorkers to keep the victims and their families in your thoughts and prayers. I have spoken with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and the NYPD has stepped up security at strategic locations and critical infrastructure, including our subways. Some of the security steps we are taking may be noticeable, including deployment of Critical Response Vehicles and additional police personnel, and others will not be. We have 1,000 members of the NYPD assigned to counter-terrorism duties, and they – along with the entire NYPD and the investments we have made in counter-terrorism infrastructure – are being fully mobilized to protect our city.
- As per the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information of the NYPD:
We’re stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations in the city through deployment of the NYPD’s critical response vehicles (CRVs) until more about the explosion is learned.