Obama: No Justification for Murder of NYC Police
President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York.
Obama says there's no justification for the slayings. He says police offers risk their own safety to serve and protect their communities and that they deserve the public's respect and gratitude.
Authorities say that before shooting the officers, the gunman announced online he planned to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of ...
VIDEO AND TEXT: Press Conference With de Blasio, Bratton on NYPD Shooting
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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton: The Mayor and I have just come from visiting with the families of our two murdered police officers.
It’s a time of great emotion and great passion. And so, please bear with us as we try to bring some sense to the madness that occurred this afternoon in the streets of Brooklyn. It’s sometimes difficult to find the words to speak to events like those that occurred today, and try to make sense of them – but we’ll ...
Eric Holder: NYPD Police Shootings 'Act Of Barbarism'
Attorney General Eric Holder is condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers as senseless and an “unspeakable act of barbarism.”
The officers were shot Saturday in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Authorities say the gunman later killed himself.
In a statement Saturday night, Holder calls the attack “cowardly” and says it underscores the dangers that are routinely faced by those who protect and serve their fellow citizens.
Holder praises law ...
Chicago Mayor's Teenage Son Mugged Near Home
A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor’s 17-year-old son was mugged near the family’s home.
Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Saturday that the mayor’s son, Zach, had “injuries that required medical treatment, but was able to join the family for a long planned trip.” She says the mayor is focused on his son’s well-being and requested the news media respect the family’s privacy.
The mayor and his family were headed for a vacation in Chile this ...
Cops' Killer Angry At Chokehold Death
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.
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 ...
Statement Of NYPD PBA: Mayor's Hands Dripping With Our Blood
The following post was released on the NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Facebook page.
FROM NYC PBA:
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. ...
Suspect Who Executed To NYPD Officers Identified As 28-Year-Old Ishmael Brinsley
The following is via Breaking911.com:
The two officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot by a single gunman.
Unconfirmed reports are stating that Brinsley executed his girlfriend prior to the NYPD execution.
The squad car was sitting near Bedford-Stuyvesant, Myrtle Ave. and Tompkins Ave.
The two police officers were shot while sitting in their car.
After the shooting the suspect ran into the G train subway station where he shot himself. ...
Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams Statement Of Murder of Two NYPD Officers
“As a 22-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, a Brooklynite and, most importantly, as a human being that believes in decency, I am horrified and angered over today's senseless shootings in Bedford-Stuyvesant which have resulted in the tragic death of two of New York's Finest. I hope that every single person, regardless of their background or ideology, will join me in praying for the families of these fallen heroes, as well as for their brothers and sisters in policing who ...
More Crime Lows In NYC Despite Rising Complaints
Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.
The numbers could be seen as an affirmation of Police Commissioner William Bratton's signature "broken windows" tactic, the idea that enforcing smaller crimes like fare beating and public drunkenness help prevent bigger crimes. It has come under intense ...
NYPD Make 3rd Arrest In Officer Assault Probe
The New York Police Department has made a third arrest in an aggressive manhunt after an assault on two officers during a protest over the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
Police officials say investigators made the latest arrest Saturday. Police say Zachary Campbell was arrested on charges of riot and resisting arrest. The 32-year-old was in custody, and it wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.
Police earlier arrested a 36-year-old woman and another man in connection with the attack. Seven ...
Menorah Causes Structure Fire In Monsey Home
A fire caused by a Menorah seriously damaged a house at 1 Tauber Terrace in the Town of Ramapo on Friday.
The fire was reported at 5:04 PM. The occupants of the house all escaped without injury, and were being provided housing and assistance by their neighbors.
Hillcrest and Monsey fire department were on scene, along with Rockland Paramedics, Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Orange and Rockland Utilities, and the Rockland County Sherriff’s Department BCI unit.
One firefighter from ...
REVENGE KILLING: Two NYPD Officers Shot Dead In Brooklyn
Two NYPD officers have died after being shot ambush-style as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, law enforcement sources say. One of the sources said both officers were shot in the head.
The alleged shooter was found dead in a nearby subway station from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a law enforcement official.
The shooting took place in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Both officers were rushed to Woodhull hospital. At least one of the officers was shot ...
Brooklyn D.A. Says No Bias Crime Charges For Crown Heights Shmira Member
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) had the highest praise for Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson following the announcement today of a resolution in the case of Yitzchok Shuchat.
In 2008, Shuchat, a member of the Crown Heights Shmira patrol, responded to a call for help from a local female resident which led to a confrontation with another male. Shuchat was then accused of assault following the confrontation but saw the additional charge of bias crime added to his charges over a year ...
US Not Fully Prepared For Nuclear Terrorist Attack
The U.S. government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe, lacks effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.
The report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, obtained by The Associated Press before its release, found that the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, didn't always keep track of ...
Greenfield Yeshiva Security Bill Gains Super-Majority Support in NYC Council @NYCGreenfield
Brooklyn - Since taking office in 2010 Councilman Greenfield has been working on legislation to ensure that non-public schools would receive the same security as public schools. That security, provided by the NYPD, comes in the form of a NYPD School Safety Agent. Greenfield's bill, Introduction 65, has passed a critical threshold: as of this week 45 of the 51 members of the Council have co-sponsored Greenfield's non-public school safety legislation.
This council-wide support is a significant ...