Robert Davi Talks 9/11-Inspired ‘Civilian Patrol 93’ to Prevent Domestic Terror
Actor and singer Robert Davi joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network to discuss a unique idea he had following the 9/11 attacks that he believes should be brought up once more.
Inspired by the heroic actions of the passengers aboard hijacked Flight 93, which crashed in Somerset County, Pa., on September 11, 2001, “I started to think, why don’t we have ‘Civilian Patrol 93’?” Davi said.
Davi breached the topic in response to the series of terror attacks in the United States in recent times, including San Bernardino, Orlando, Saint Cloud, Minn., as well as the recent bombings in Seaside Park, N.J. and New York City.
“Why don’t [civilians] go into [and patrol] these neighborhoods where trouble may be brewing?” the oft Frank Sinatra tribute singer said.
Davi, known for his roles in ‘The Goonies’ and James Bond’s ‘License to Kill’, said he would institute a hotline, and forge relationships between Civilian Patrol 93 and local and federal law enforcement.
He said he was able to get an audience with former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, then the nation’s first Homeland Security secretary, to breach the topic with him, and the Bush administration.
“[The] reaction was deafening silence,” Davi said, noting that Ridge and Bush likely thought the idea would be seen as racial profiling.
Davi talked about how he and other Italian-Americans have been profiled as suspected mafia members.
“'See Something Say Something' is as dead as 'Just Say No To Drugs',” Davi said of the government’s current prevention initiatives.
“All [the patrols would be] is a conduit…to local law enforcement,” he said.
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