ISIS Propaganda Video Puts NYC On High Alert

An attack similar to the Paris attack last week is targeted at in New York; this is the contents of the Islamic State video. This propaganda video threatens an attack on the New York City, informs officials on Thursday. Though the legitimacy of the video is not verified and the officials have not received any threats in this regard. In the video, there were suicide bombers equipping for the attacked and street scenes were also depicted that includes Times Square and Herald Square. The United States has always been the top target for the Islamic States and attacks have happened in the past as well.

The Islamic State has claimed accountability for the massacre that happened in Paris last week killing 129 people and since then US cities were placed on high alert. The video is not completely new but yet make the message clear that New York City is a potential target informs NYPD press statement. It furthered that though there are no threats, the city will be put on high alert and the NYPD will work in close coordination with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, FBI, and other intelligence agencies to ensure the safety of the city. As a means of caution Critical Response Command teams will also be deployed.

William Bratton, New York Police Commissioner, said that it is an old ISIS propaganda material, and there exist no threat. He also informed that there is no information on an imminent threat, and all possible threats are being monitored. It may be noted here that ISIS released a video to attack Washington after the Paris attack.

Read Also Gray Wolves Are No Longer Endangered

Gray Wolves Are No Longer Endangered

Gray wolves have been removed from the endangered list as their population in the Great Lakes and Michigan region has increased considerably. This was informed by scientists who are advocates of the cause for years. The wolf population is put at 3,700 exclusively from the regions of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The statistics was revealed by Michigan Department of Natural Resources in the year 2014 put the population at 636 in Upper Peninsula. The first survey was conducted by scientists in the year 2013 after 23 wolves were hunted down in Upper Peninsula region. Following the order by federal Judge hunting in the region was stopped and the status of the wolves was made endangered.

Well, this is not the first time the wolves were removed from endangered list this happens on and off informs David Mech from the University of Minnesota specializing in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservator Biology. The scientists made their point clear on removing wolves from endangered list while writing a letter to US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel. In response to this Mech added that when the population was under threat protection was needed, and now they are on the road to recovery he stated.

The change in status is vital to inform Mech. The funds for protecting endangered species are limited, and once the wolves are out of the list, the funds can be diverted for other species he informed. The cause of the scientist is supported by National Wildlife Federation, which is a non-profit organization. Wildlife managers play a vital role in helping protect the species informs Jason Dinsmore of the Federation.

Read Also Learner’s Permit Driver Crashes, 2 Killed