Sunday, December 21, 2014

NYT: Two police officers sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn were shot at point-blank range and killed on Saturday afternoon by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers. The suspect then committed suicide with the same gun, the authorities said.The officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were in the patrol car near Myrtle and Tompkins Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the shadow of a tall housing project when the gunman, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, walked up to the passenger-side window and assumed a firing stance, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said. He shot several rounds into the officers’ heads and upper bodies, the authorities said. They never drew their weapons.

...Mr. Brinsley, who had a long rap sheet of crimes including robbery and carrying a concealed gun, is believed to have shot his former girlfriend in Baltimore before traveling to Brooklyn, the authorities said. He made statements on social media suggesting that he planned to kill police officers, the authorities said.
His last post of FB. The caps are in the original.
I Always Wanted To Be Known For Doing Something Right....... But My Past Is Stalking Me And My Present Is Haunting Me.
Famous liberal blogger, linking to the NY Daily News:  "NYC tabloid code: 'cold blooded cop hater' = 'a black guy did it.' "

Eric Linsker, who's accused of throwing a garbage can over a railing at a couple of cops is white, a "Harvard-educated English professor" and a poet "from Brooklyn".

Skowski @decentralized "Two NYPD pigs shot. Here’s hoping they don’t make it."
"We’ll see. It’s about what I’d expect in this political climate. Wouldn’t write off the “lumpen”

Rafael Ramos and Wen Jian Liu

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