Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, all together in silent honor:
— ABC News (@ABC) December 21, 2014
HEARTBREAKING: Police & fire fighters saluting as the two slain NYPD officers' bodies are transported. Reuters pic.twitter.com/hAylcpjjCb
— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) December 21, 2014
Killed for their color: blue.
Via Huff Po:
Two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were shot dead “execution style” in Brooklyn just before 3 p.m. Saturday, police said, by an alleged gang member who posted on social media that he wanted revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
“Quite simply, they were assassinated,” NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said at a press conference held Saturday evening at the hospital where the grieving families gathered. “Both officers paid the ultimate sacrifice today while protecting the communities they serve.”
Liu and Ramos may have never seen the attacker open fire as they were sitting in their patrol car, Bratton said, on special duty because of heightened violence in the area.
Liu got married only two months ago, according to Bratton, who met with Liu’s devastated parents and new bride.
Ramos, who just had his 40th birthday, became a cop only three years ago after working for years as a school safety officer. Ramos’ family includes a wife and 13-year-old son, “who couldn’t comprehend what had happened to his father,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Greg Gutfeld: Will Any Ivy League Campuses Be Allowing Delay Of Finals For Upset Over Death Of These Cops?
Columbia Law School allowed some students to delay their finals, claiming upset over the Garner/Brown deaths.
Will any Ivy league campuses be allowing delay of finals for the death of these two officers?
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) December 21, 2014
De Blasio To Police: “We’re All In This Together”. Police Response? “No, We’re Not”, Turn Their Back On Him
De Blasio, you’re with Al, not the NYPD. You own this too.
Via NY Post:
The two officers were pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital, where their colleagues and family members huddled tearfully.
City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio were less than welcome guests at the poignant gathering.
“We’re all in this together,” the mayor told grieving cops, according to a cop who was there.
“No we’re not,” one officer said tersely in response.
Just last week cops began signing a “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver, distributed by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, that warned the mayor and speaker to stay away from funerals of cops killed in the line of duty.
Lieutenants Benevolent Association President Lou Turco, like many cops, likened the murders to the 1988 assassination of Police Officer Eddie Byrne.
The 22-year-old rookie cop was alone in a squad car in Jamaica, Queens, guarding the home of a witness in a drug case, when he was shot in the head five times.
The hit was ordered by jailed drug kingpin “Pappy” Mason, in retaliation for his arrest.
At the presser, the police turned their backs on De Blasio:
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) December 21, 2014
Via Daily Mail:
This is the man who shot dead two police officers in a sickening act of revenge for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, 28, shot his girlfriend in Baltimore on Saturday morning then traveled 190 miles to Brooklyn where he fired a fatal round of bullets at recently-married officer Wenjian Liu and father-of-one Rafael Ramos – before turning the gun on himself.
According to witnesses, Brinsley walked out of a home with a gun in his hand at 3pm, crept up behind the officers’ patrol car, and systematically shot both men in the head through the passenger window.
He then walked to the Myrtle/Willoughby G train subway station where he shot himself in the head.
It came two hours after he posted a picture of a gun on Instagram with the chilling message: ‘I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours… Let’s Take 2 of Theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGardner (sic) #RIPMikeBrown. This May Be My Final Post. I’m Putting Pigs In A Blanket.’
Tragically, Baltimore police had tried to apprehend Brinsley by alerting the NYPD after his morning shooting – but by the time a wanted flyer was issued, his attack was already under way.
Via NY Post:
Mayor Bill de Blasio acts more like the leader of “a f- -king revolution” than a city, police union president Pat Lynch said at a recent delegate meeting.
“He is not running the City of New York. He thinks he’s running a f- -king revolution,” said Lynch, head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, during the private gathering in Queens last Friday.
Lynch, who was secretly recorded, also all but ordered a rule-book slowdown, according to the seven-minute tape obtained by Capital New York.
Last Week, Al Sharpton NYC Millions March Chanted: “Shoot Back! What Do We Want? Dead Cops! When Do We Want It? Now!”
We ran this story last week. Yet, now, Al Sharpton has the temerity to say, hey, not my fault.
Also behind this, as we have been reporting, a cavalcade of the radical left- Occupy, Revolutionary Communist Party, Answer Coalition and the SEIU.
Playing with his prep school prostitute-seeking buddy…
Via The Hill:
President Obama spent the first day of his winter vacation with a familiar pastime: hitting the links.
The president arrived at Marine Corps Base Hawaii shortly before noon local time for a round with aides Mike Brush and Joe Paulsen, along with longtime friend Bobby Titcomb.
Titcomb and Obama attended prep school at Honolulu’s Punahou School together during the 1970s. Obama’s winter vacations usually include a trip to his North Shore home, where recent visits have included barbecuing, volleyball, and jet-skiing.
In 2011, Titcomb pleaded no contest after he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Hawaii. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine and make a donation to a criminal injury compensation fund, according to the Associated Press.
His accomplice got away.
An Indianapolis man was shot and killed by a homeowner Friday during an apparent robbery attempt, police said.
IMPD said the call came in at 9:17 p.m., when a homeowner said he’d fire shots at two intruders in his home on the 4500 block of Devon Court on Indianapolis’ northeast side.
The caller told police he thought some of the shots hit an intruder, but wasn’t sure.
A man later identified as 22-year-old Deandre Twyman arrived at Community East Hospital at 9:40 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly thereafter.
Police said Twyman and another known suspect were involved in the robbery attempt on Devon Court.
The homeowner had not been arrested and was cooperating with detectives, police said. The case will be turned over to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office when the investigation has completed.
Via Daily Mail:
Many are blaming the murder of two New York City cops on Saturday afternoon on Mayor Bill de Blasio following his recent support for protesters in the city marching in opposition to a grand jury’s decision to not indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner.
Hundreds have taken to social media to say that de Blasio has ‘blood on his hands’ and should ‘be charged with murder’ after the two men were killed ‘execution style’ in Brooklyn.
What’s more, many feel that de Blasio should not attend the officers’ funerals, this after many members of the NYPD signed a petition asking that the Mayor not attend their service should they be killed in the line of duty in light of his recent actions.
Petition demanding the resignation of Mayor de Blasio already has over 14,000 signatures on it and climbing fast.
Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley belonged to a “Fuck George Zimmerman” group on Facebook. He’s been stewing for a long time. This is what race baiting media and hustlers help to create.
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Rogue raccoons roaming the streets of NYC. Need to get Al to start agitating.
Via CBS NY
West Harlem residents say a posse of raccoons has taken over their neighborhoods and in some cases even broken into their homes.
“These things think they live here and they actually walk in if you leave an opening,” said resident Lauren Flanigan.
Pictures from residents showed a raccoon making itself comfortable on the patio of a West Harlem home, and even coming up to the door. And that raccoon was not alone, residents said.
“They came in the kitchen, and they’re not that friendly, and they also pushed the window screens in,” Flanigan told CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco.[…]
“These raccoons don’t behave normally. They’re out during the day time when they should be sleeping. They are not afraid of humans. They’re aggressive,” Flanigan said.
Residents are now asking the city to step in and pay for a trap-and-release service to get rid of the raccoons before mating season starts in January.
In a statement the city said they are “staunchly committed to addressing all constituent requests from New Yorkers across the five boroughs, including animal related complaints and inquiries.”
Residents say help can’t come soon enough.
Via NYC Patrolman’s Benevolent Association:
Starting IMMEDIATELY- At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be.
IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest. These are precautions that were taken in the 1970’s when Police Officers were ambushed and executed on a regular basis.
The mayors hands are literally dripping with our blood because of his words actions and policies and we have, for the first time in a number of years, become a “wartime” police department. We will act accordingly. FORWARD MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ANY AND ALL MOS
Assassin Who Killed Two NYPD Officers Identified As 28 Yr Old Black Male Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, Threatened To Kill Cops In “Revenge” For Garner, Brown…Update: Before (And After) Pics Of Killer…Update: Brinsley Thought To Be Part Of ‘Black Guerilla Family’
Remember this story from two weeks ago? About the Baltimore based “Black Guerrilla Family” prepared to shoot cops on duty? Brinsley came from Baltimore. Perhaps a coincidence…
Ismail Brinsley shot and killed two NYPD officers before committing suicide in Brooklyn’s Bed Stuy neighborhood just before 3 p.m. on December 20. He’s believed to have walked up to the cop’s patrol car and open fire “execution” style.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. After the shooting, he took his own life. Brinsley, 28, ran to the entrance of a Subway station on Marcy Avenue and killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports NBC New York.He was taken to a Brooklyn hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police recovered a silver handgun from his death scene.
2. Both cops were rushed to Woodhull Medical Center in critical condition after the shooting. Sadly, the two officers were pronounced dead just after 5 p.m. on December 20. The New York Post reports that detectives believe that the gunman thought of the shooting as a revenge mission for Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Both officers had been working overtime on an anti-terrorism drill when the shooting happened.
3. New York One reports that he had killed someone in Baltimore and had come to New York City with the sole intention of killing NYPD officers. His last Instagram post included lyrics to the 50 Cent song “Green Lantern,” never had a hot gun on your waist and blood on your shoe…n*gger you ain’t been through what I been through you not like me and I’m not like you.” The post included the hashtags, “#BrooklynGoHard #ConeyIsland,” reports the New York Post.
Two pictures of Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley:
Here’s his Facebook. He has several apparently Muslim friends, one who worked for the Islamic Society of America (ISNA), but no obvious Islamist propaganda upon immediate examination.
This happened yesterday.
(KMOV.com) – Authorities said an off-duty police officer was shot in north St. Louis Friday afternoon.
The shooting occurred in the 3800 block of N. 25th Street at approximately 3:55 p.m. Police report that the police officer, described as a 28-year-old with nearly four years on the force, was inside his personal vehicle when he was shot multiple times in the lower extremities.
The officer was transported in his vehicle by another party to the hospital where he listed in critical, but stable condition.
An investigation revealed that at some point the officer’s vehicle was parallel with the suspect’s vehicle when shots were fired, striking the officer’s vehicle.
Police are unsure whether or not the officer was able to return fire. After the gunfire ended, the both vehicles left the scene.
Investigators have not been able to obtain a statement from the officer because of his condition.
Taking cardboard from the homeless to lay on during a spontaneous die-in.
Via SI Advance
It’s been about two weeks since the special grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case, and the protests have continued around the city and throughout parts of Staten Island.
From New Springville to St. George to Tompkinsville, the rallies and marches have become a daily part of life on the borough.
Garner’s daughter, Erica Garner, has already held three die-ins and marches and has another one scheduled Thursday night in front of the 120th Precinct stationhouse in St. George.
The eight-day die-in at the Staten Island Mall kicked of Wednesday night and supposedly continues until Christmas Eve.
But, no matter where the protests have been, the poor turnouts have proved Staten Islanders continue to be divided over the issue.
Those views came to a head at the mall when an “N-Y-P-D” chant rang out as protesters were doing a seven-minute die-in.
“I think even if you take away the race thing, it’s still something that matters,” a mall employee said Wednesday evening.[…]
Ms. Garner, 24, has tried to combat that indifference by trying to drum up more support on Staten Island. She and her family members have continuously pleaded for more protesters to join them, but the crowds have remained small.
When asked why protests throughout the city, and in some cases around the world, have had bigger turnouts than Staten Island, Ms. Garner shook her head and said, “I have no idea.”
Garner’s cousin, Benjamin Lawton, was more blunt.
“I think most of Staten Island is racist,” he said last week at a rally in St. George.
North Korea uses mimeo machines to communicate. Something tells me they aren’t responsible or acting alone if they are.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
The group responsible for the Sony Pictures hack has apparently sent a new message that mocks the FBI for its investigation into the devastating cyberattack.
An email claiming to be from Guardians of Peace, the group that took credit for last month’s attack on Sony’s systems, was sent to journalists early Saturday. The email, titled “The data you are interested in,” included a link to a Pastebin page with a so-called “Christmas gift” message taunting the law enforcement agency that on Friday officially named North Korea as the source of the hack.
“The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes,” reads the message, which then links to a YouTube video. “We congratulate you success. FBI is the BEST in the world.”