Note how he doesn’t deny it.
RANGEL: I believe we can overcome anything. This is one of them. I like your phrase this is a many layer problem. I’m also pleased to see race came up in it. People think sometime I see a problem and I attach it to race. This is a time to be talking about not about the racial issue but the burial and memory of two people who died courageously.
Via Military Times:
… The long-term effects of Obama’s social policies on the military remain unknown. But one thing is clear: He is a deeper unpopular commander in chief among the troops.
According to a Military Times survey of almost 2,300 active-duty service members, Obama’s popularity — never high to begin with — has crumbled, falling from 35 percent in 2009 to just 15 percent this year, while his disapproval ratings have increased to 55 percent from 40 percent over that time.
The same marches led by Sharpton, but don’t worry, he had absolutely nothing to do with this.
… The shooter said on Instagram that he was going to kill police officers, and referenced the recent deaths of Garner and Michael Brown, who was fatally shot in Ferguson. in both cases, the officers were not indicted, leading to nationwide protests.
“Do you think the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner pushed a disturbed man over the edge?” Lauer asked.
“What’s quite apparent, obvious, is that the target of these two police officers was a direct spinoff of this issue of these demonstrations,” Bratton said.
Al Sharpton Worries The Execution of Two Cops He Inspired Could Derail His Racist Money-Making Racket…
Poor Al, why can’t people understand he’s the real victim here.
Via CBS News:
…Similarly, the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has called for peaceful protests, condemned “eye-for-an-eye” violence and called it absurd to blame protesters or politicians for the officers’ deaths.
“We are now under intense threat from those who are misguided – from those who are trying to blame everyone from civil rights leaders to the mayor rather than deal with an ugly spirit that all of us need to fight,” he said.
Sharpton added: “There are those of us committed to nonviolence and making the system work. And there are those committed to anarchy and recklessness who could care less about the families of police or the families who have raised questions about police accountability.”
HT: Hot Air
NAACP: Race Baiters Whipping Blacks Into A Frenzy With Anti-Police Rhetoric Has “No Connection” To Execution of Two NYPD Cops…
Via Daily Caller:
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund came out swiftly with a statement condemning the brutal murder of two New York City police officers Sunday, while exploiting the event to demand gun control and trying to claim it had no connection to the recent protests against police following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
“Yesterday’s fatal shooting of two police officers in New York is shocking and tragic. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law extend their condolences to the families and colleagues of both officers, and we stand with the residents of New York City in mourning this senseless loss of life,” began the statement.
“These two killings…like so many other unfortunate incidences of gun violence, provide a stark example of the need for sensible gun control measures,” the statement continued.
Which is exactly how you’d expect the Marxist lunatics to respond.
Via Daily Mail:
North Korea has threatened more attacks against the U.S. government and other American institutions in the wake of the hack on Sony which cancelled the release of The Interview.
The government – which was outraged by the film showing the assassination of leader Kim Jong Un – also claimed to have ‘clear evidence’ that the U.S. government engineered the project as a ‘propaganda’ attack against North Korea.
In a ranting post published by the state news agency KCNA, Korean authorities hit back in an escalating war of words in which they say they will ‘blow up’ the White House – while bizarrely continuing to deny they have anything to do with the cyber attacks on Sony.
Count Dorkulus hardest hit.
Via Free Beacon:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has toy lasers and lightsabers in its sights, issuing guidance to regulate the toys on Friday.
“Many a kid (and parent) who has seen Luke Skywalker battle Darth Vader with a lightsaber thinks lasers are cool,” the government said in a blog post.
“What they may not know is this: When operated unsafely, or without certain controls, the highly-concentrated light from lasers—even those in toys—can be dangerous, causing serious eye injuries and even blindness.”
“And not just to the person using a laser, but to anyone within range of the laser beam,” the agency warned.
The FDA said they are “particularly concerned” about laser toys as the reason for issuing new rules for toy makers.
I hope the race baiters are happy now, they created this.
…Throughout New York, the execution-style killing of these officers in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn has generated a near-universal sense of horror at the crime — and sympathy for the victims.
But the scene outside Woodhull Hospital wasn’t entirely supportive. “You’re a bunch of killers,” a passerby told cops standing sentry there, according to one police source. And short distance from the crime scene — where a crowd was backed up by the police tape — a few members of the crowd repeated “fuck the cops” within earshot of a Daily Beast reporter.
Others seemed less sympathetic towards the police, and even seemed to resent that the cops didn’t take as much notice of the area’s other crimes. While violent offenses are dramatically down in Bed Stuy, pockets of violence persist here.
“Gunshots is usual for this neighborhood,” said Kenneth Otero, 30, who lives in a ninth-floor apartment across the street in Tompkins Houses, the housing projects Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were assigned to.
Normally we would have a “Sunday smile” post to end the weekend.
But this weekend, perhaps a candle and prayers would better serve.
Thank you Officers Liu and Ramos for being part of the ‘thin blue line’. May you rest in peace and may your families and friends be comforted.
Candlelight vigil in remembrance of the two fallen NYPD officers. NA-44SU pic.twitter.com/mx5lMiDi18
— CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) December 22, 2014
A sad and somber place …. At the vigil at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot Saturday in Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/DPRd8vzdNI
— Matthew Diebel (@MatthewDiebel) December 21, 2014
— Natalia Martinez (@NataliaWAVE3) December 21, 2014
— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) December 21, 2014
— Pearl Gabel (@PearlGabel) December 22, 2014
Community makes way for grieving NYPD officer at vigil pic.twitter.com/hQEZ4kGD0Y
— Pearl Gabel (@PearlGabel) December 22, 2014
— John Taggart (@jtaggphoto) December 22, 2014
Eyewitness: People At Scene of NYPD Cop Execution “Clapping And Laughing,” Saying “They Deserved It”…
Words can’t describe.
Via Daily Beast:
For Carlos, who walks his 10-year old daughter to school pass the police cruiser posted at Tompkins and Myrtle avenues, the double homicide—just a football field from his home of over a decade—was tragic.
“I walk my kid to school, passed that cop car everyday,” he said. “That’s their post. What would people rather not have the cops here to keep us safe?”
“Nobody deserves this,” he added. “If they really wanted to get revenge they should have gone to Staten Island and found the cops that killed Eric Garner.” […]
One 30-year-old local who gave his first name only as Carlos, didn’t hear the fatal gunfire but saw the hysteria aftewards and walked to the police tape.
“A lot of people were clapping and laughing,” he said.
“Some were saying, ‘They deserved it,’ and another was shouting at the cops, ‘Serves them right because you mistreat people!’” he said.
Via Daily Caller:
Slain New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos condemned a recent violent Eric Garner protest as “disgusting.”
Ramos was fatally shot execution-style Saturday along with officer Wenjian Liu by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who sought revenge for the deaths of of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Days before his death, Ramos criticized the violent Brown-Garner protests. He also showed his support for the police union that is trying to block Mayor Bill de Blasio from officers’ funerals, suggesting that he was a member.
“Disgusting a professor that attacks police officers,” Ramos wrote in a Facebook review of New York City’s Baruch College, which employs an English professor named Eric Linsker.
So did the protesters stop for even this evening?
— Justice League NYC (@NYjusticeleague) December 21, 2014
— Justice League NYC (@NYjusticeleague) December 21, 2014
Justice League is the same group with whom de Blasio met last week after the Brooklyn Bridge protest where police were beaten by protesters.
Her comments are no different than hundreds posted all over the internet, including on this site, nothing ‘racist’ in them. But then again, nothing racist in any of the killings people are protesting.
Via Fox News:
A Charlotte Fire Department employee is fighting her dismissal for posting a racially-charged comment on Facebook about the Ferguson police shooting.
The city’s NPR affiliate said in a report Thursday that Crystal Eschert’s September firing has sparked a debate over the First Amendment rights of public employees.
Eschert was working as a Charlotte fire investigator when Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
After the shooting, she went on Facebook to ask why another police shooting near Ferguson involving a white victim wasn’t drawing the same amount of attention as the Brown shooting.
NEW YORK (PIX11) — When an emotional, NYPD police commissioner, William Bratton, announced the execution deaths of two officers Saturday night—he noted the sad history of police partners being assassinated in uniform. It’s happened seven times since 1971, Bratton said. In some instances, the officer was alone, when he was targeted for wearing blue.
On May 21, 1971, Patrolmen Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini were ambushed from behind on a street in Harlem, during the early days of violent actions by the Black Liberation Army—which sought to create a separate country for Americans of African origin. Jones was black, and Piagentini was white.
Piagentini’s widow noted to PIX 11 News in 2012: “The slogan of the time was a pig is a pig is a pig. It didn’t matter if a cop was black or white. It was the uniform,” Piagentini recounted.
Via Fox News:
The mother of a gunman who ambushed and murdered two NYPD officers as they sat in their squad car Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn told authorities that she was scared of her son and he had a troubled childhood, often acting violent.
New York City Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters Sunday afternoon that 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who approached the passenger window of a marked police car at approximately 2:45 p.m. local time and opened fire — striking Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in the head — had numerous run-ins with law enforcement.
Brinsley has been arrested 15 times in Georgia, and four in Ohio for assorted crimes, Boyce said. In posts on social media, the gunman expressed anger against the United States government at himself, Boyce added.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man has been questioned after posting threats against the New York Police Department on social media.
The threat appeared on an Instagram account with the name ‘woodgramflexinn’ just hours after two NYPD officers were executed in their car.
Daryl Lofton confirmed to WREG he was questioned Sunday by the Memphis Police Department and the Office of Homeland Security.
The post read, ‘Good job. Kill em all I’m on the way to NY now #shootthepolice 2 more going down tomorrow.”
The NYPD took the threat serious enough to issue a warning to police officers.
John Cardillo, a contributor to The Blaze, reports the Lofton was questioned and the threat deemed not serious.
Lofton reportedly told police the threat was false and made while he had been drinking and smoking pot.
Numerous threats have been made against police since the shooting took place Saturday.
The Instagram account has been disabled.
Some media has been busy today trying to distance Ismaaiyl Brinsley from the protesters, painting him as a disconnected ‘random crazy’. This was a common trick anytime an Occupy member would commit a crime, “Oh he wasn’t really a protester”. At the latest police presser on the NYPD cop killing, Chief Boyce said that the police were still looking into the question of whether Ismaaiyl Brinsley was involved in any of the protests.
Well, look no more, Chief.
Talk to Brinsley’s friends, Awk Smith and Paul Yawney. They spoke to the Daily Mail in New York. Why aren’t local media running this?
Via Daily Mail:
One of Brinsley’s friends, Awk Smith, spoke to DailyMail.com in Brooklyn – feet away from the crime scene – to describe how Brinsley had been ‘acting strange’ in the wake of the Eric Garner grand jury trial.
Father-of-six Garner was killed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who arrested him for selling loose cigarettes on the street, then held him in a fatal chokehold
The killing provoked global outrage, sparked violent protests across the US, and exposed severe racial divisions in New York City.
Mr Smith, who was a member of rap outfit P.Y. Gang with Brinsley, described their recent practises: ‘We all noticed he was acting strange… different, it was kind of like he wasn’t there when you spoke to him. He wasn’t saying very much and he wasn’t performing. He had a different kind of passion.’
Another member of the group, Paul Yawney, said Brinsley took part in the recent anti-police protests.
Yawney said: ‘He posted motivational stuff on Instagram and went to the protests. I think this really came as a shock to a lot of us. He shot his girlfriend this morning then went to shoot those cops. It’s scary to think that’s what he was thinking.’
Believing Garner killed because of racism(thanks race baiters) appears to have been a triggering factor for Brinsley, if this account is accurate.
No worries, only a random crazy…
A driver shouting “God is great” in Arabic has run down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, two seriously, French media say.
He was arrested after targeting pedestrians at five locations.
The suspect is “apparently imbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital”, a source close to the investigation said.
French police shot dead a man on Saturday after he attacked them with a knife, also shouting “God is great”.
The lives of the two people seriously injured in Dijon are not said to be in danger.
Witnesses told police the driver had said he was “acting for the children of Palestine”, the source told the AFP news agency.
There were two other passengers in the car at the time, according to some reports.
13 year old Jaden wrote an incredibly touching goodbye tribute to his father yesterday. May all embrace the family these officers left behind.
In a 24-hour period of heartbreaking news surrounding the murders of two NYPD officers, there is finally some good news: The New York Yankees will pay for Officer Rafeal Ramos‘s children’s education, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.
The Yankee Silver Shield Foundation, founded in 1982 by late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, pays for the education of children of NYPD, FDNY, and Port Authority officials who died in the line of duty.
Officer Ramos has a son in college, and another 13-year-old son Jaden, who mourned his father’s death on Facebook yesterday. Both will have their college education paid for by Steinbrenner’s foundation. Officer Wenjian Liu, also killed, did not have any children and was recently married.