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New Jersey rep’s bill would help car rental firms flag potential terrorists
NJ rep’s bill would help car rental firms flag potential terrorists
by Associated Press
NEW MILFORD, N.J. — A proposed bipartisan bill in Congress would help car rental companies identify customers who have been flagged by authorities for terrorism-related activities.
The measure announced Monday by New Jersey Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer is named after a New Jersey resident killed two years ago in a truck attack in New York City.
Thirty-two-year-old Darren Drake worked at the World Trade Center and was out for a bike ride when he was struck and killed on a bike path along the West Side Highway on the afternoon of Halloween 2017. Seven others died in the attack.
Sayfullo Saipov is alleged to have used a rented truck in the attack. He was shot and wounded by an off-duty police officer, and could face the death penalty when he goes on trial next year. He has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of murder and other charges, including providing material support to Islamic State group.