Pray for survivors of my brothers in blue at NYPD. Can't find it in my heart right now to forgive cop haters like Obama, Holder, De Blasio— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) December 21, 2014
http://t.co/4tgRdJ8lbC Chickens coming home to roost for De Lousio. Self-serving bastard trashed 'em 2 weeks ago for political expediency.— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) December 21, 2014
Obama,DeBlasio statement on killing of 2 of NY finest is hollow. These opportunists only say this now because it is politically advantageous— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) December 21, 2014
David Clarke is right.
The shameless race baiters have been fueling this fire.
What did they think would happen?
Two NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were assassinated by an "I Can't Breathe" type of guy, Ismaaiyl Brinsley.
Brinsley used hashtags, like #ShootThePolice, #RIPMikeBrown and #RIPErivGardner (Eric Garner).
A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.I agree that there's blood on many hands.
The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, wrote on an Instagram account: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs," officials said. He used the hashtags Shootthepolice RIPErivGardner (sic) RIPMikeBrown.
Police said he approached the passenger window of a marked police car and opened fire, striking Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in the head. The New York Police Department officers were on special patrol doing crime reduction work in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
From FOX News:
The president of the NYPD union slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio in reaction to the deaths of two officers who were ambushed and gunned down in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday in Brooklyn.I understand Clarke's anger.
"There's blood on many hands tonight," Patrolman's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said late Saturday. "Those that incited violence on this street under the guise of protest, that tried to tear down what New York City police officers did everyday.
"We tried to warn it must not go on, it cannot be tolerated," Lynch continued. "That blood on the hands starts on the steps of city hall in the office of the mayor."
Also on Saturday evening, video obtained by the New York Post showed several officers turning their backs on the mayor as he made his way down a hallway at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, where Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had earlier been pronounced dead. The Post also reported that earlier in the evening, de Blasio approached a group of officers outside the hospital and told them, "We're all in this together."
This anti-police narrative that local and national leaders, as well as the protesters across the country, have been pushing has deadly consequences.
Two good men are dead.
What t-shirt will you wear now?
You think LeBron "did the right thing" by wearing an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt at a recent NBA game.
Proud of yourself?
What a disgrace!
Milwaukee County Supervisors joined the anti-police brigade when they wore "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts during a meeting.
That's right. Demonize the police, Milwaukee County Supervisors.
Of course, Obama, Eric Holder, Bill de Blasio, Al Sharpton, and those of their ilk did not assassinate the NYPD officers on Saturday afternoon.
One man did - Brinsley.
But it's undeniable that the irresponsible, reckless remarks and assorted stunts by Obama and crew have mattered, a lot.
I totally understand Clarke's reaction.