New Yorkers and Americans nationwide woke up to the news of the Orlando shootings at Pulse nightclub on Sunday June 12. In the days after the incident, the FBI, government and Florida State agencies investigate terrorist extremist groups who claimed responsibility for the shooting that left 50 dead and dozens wounded.
New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio were quick to address the city via social media to offer support to those in Orlando, ease fears in NYC and unite communities in the five boroughs. NYPD News posted quotes from Commissioner Bratton via Twitter.
“We are committed to protecting ALL communities…the NYPD’s capability to prevent & respond to terror is 2nd to none,” Commissioner Bratton said.
City government social media accounts actively worked to assure New Yorkers that there was no credible threat posed to New York stemming from this incident, and emphasized the importance of standing steadfast and united in the face of hate.
“We are not intimidated by acts of hate. And thanks to the @NYPDnews, no city is better prepared to root out and respond to terror.” Mayor de Blasio tweeted. “Let us show the world that NYers share a brotherhood and a sisterhood that transcends how you worship, where you come from, & who you love.”
Mayor de Blasio continues to honor each of the victims by tweeting all 49 of the victims names, urging all of his followers to help end gun violence and acts of terror. NYPD News also informed Twitter followers that 1300 new officers were recently hired to keep New Yorkers safe. Commissioner Bratton spoke on MSNBC on Tuesday morning about the shootings and how the NYPD is protecting New York.