Monday, 22 December 2014

2 NYPD cops shot in black revenge attack.............

WASHINGTON: Two New York City police officers were shot dead in an ambush by an agitated black male on Saturday in a purported revenge attack for the police killing of young black men across the country.

The killer, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, crept up behind a NYPD patrol car in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood and shot the two officers several times in their head and torso as they were eating their lunch. They did not even have a chance to draw their weapons as they were shot execution-style.

As it turned out, officer Rafael Ramos, who was at the wheel, was of Hispanic origin, and officer Wenjian Liu, who was in the passenger seat, was of Chinese-extract. Brinsley fled the scene after the incident, and as cops closed in on him in a subway station nearby, he shot himself in the head.

Authorities quickly reconstructed sequence of events and found that Brinsley set out in the morning with the pre-meditated idea of killing cops after shooting and wounding his girlfriend near Baltimore.

"I'm Putting Wings On Pigs Today," he wrote on an Instagram post along with the photo of a gun. "They Take 1 Of Ours... Let's Take 2 of Theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGardner (sic) #RIPMikeBrown," he wrote in reference to the two black men who were killed by police in Staten Island, New York and Ferguson, Missouri. In turn, the NYPD has been angry that the city administration has allowed blacks to portray it as trigger-happy force and for failing to counter anti-police sentiments in the city.

The incident was deemed serious enough for the President to be briefed. "I ask people to reject violence and words that harm, and turn to words that heal — prayer, patient dialogue, and sympathy for friends and family of the fallen."