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  • [Update] Cops Turn Backs To De Blasio At Slain Officer's Funeral

    12/27/2014 10:28:54 AM PST · by God luvs America · 31 replies
    Gotamist ^ | 12/27/2014
    Update: Despite pleas to leave politics away from the funeral, hundreds of cops turned their backs when Mayor de Blasio spoke at Ramos' funeral. "All of the city is grieving and grieving for so many reasons but the most personal is we lost such a good man," he said during the remarks.
  • Sharpton Cant Shut Mouth....developing

    12/27/2014 7:05:14 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 32 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | December 27, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Three-card monte scam artists return to midtown

    12/27/2014 6:47:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2014 | Philip Messing and Steve Cuozzo
    Is this Christmas 2014 — or 1974? A stark reminder of New York City’s bad old days appeared on the streets of Manhattan Thursday , as three-card monte dealers turned out in force on Fifth Avenue. An army of the shady gamblers — offering both crooked card and shell games — set up between West 53rd and 56th streets, fleecing Christmas tourists like hapless rubes in an old-time movie.
  • Guess what happened after wimpy white liberal sucked up to race hustler Azealia Banks?

    12/27/2014 6:44:15 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 55 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 12/27/14 | twitchy
    Guess what happened after wimpy white liberal sucked up to race hustler Azealia Banks? As Executive Director of the Tracing Center, James DeWolf Perry has devoted a major portion of his life to educating Americans about the horrors of slavery. He was “nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as the principal historical consultant for our PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.” He is, in other words, the perfect white liberal. You might think this would win him some points with hard-core leftist Azealia Banks, a singer/songwriter. Not exactly. Read her harangues below,...
  • DeBlasio, Biden expected to speak at funeral for NYPD officer [I would turn my back]

    12/27/2014 6:27:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/27/14
    ....Biden and...deBlasio were expected to speak Saturday at the funeral of officer Rafael Ramos.....
  • Mayor, VP to speak at slain NYPD officer's funeral

    12/27/2014 6:17:33 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 27, 2014 | JONATHAN LEMIRE and MIKE BALSAMO
    Thousands of people are expected to attend the funeral Saturday of a police officer shot to death along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush that shook the city and put an end to large-scale local protests criticizing police following a series of high-profile deaths in police custody. Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Bill de Blasio are expected to speak at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos, who was described Friday during an eight-hour wake attended by thousands of police officers from across the country as a selfless, caring and compassionate man.
  • Man overheard on cell phone 'I'm going to kill another cop,' police say

    12/26/2014 7:58:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    AP ^ | December 26, 2014
    Elvin Payamps was arrested Wednesday after police responded to a call from a Queens bank customer who became alarmed as he listened to Payamps talking on his cellphone, a criminal complaint said. The customer, according to the complaint, heard Payamps say: "I'm going to kill another cop. We should do it before Christmas. The cop should have been white that was killed. I always have a gun on me."
  • After So Many Black Lives Lost, We Need Kwanzaa More Than Ever This Year

    12/26/2014 1:38:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 26, 2014 | Michael W Twitty
    After So Many Black Lives Lost, We Need Kwanzaa More Than Ever This Year Michael W Twitty We can celebrate unity by standing with people all across the world united in support of the idea that #BlackLivesMatter. We should make the principles of Kwanzaa our own. Photograph: rashidasimmons / flickr via Creative Commons 26 December 2014 Only a small portion of the African American population actually celebrates Kwanzaa: its reception in other parts of the African diaspora has been lukewarm at best, and its success has largely depended on just how devoted celebrants have been to the popularity of black...
  • Sharpton, Eric Garner’s Family Pray for Fallen NYPD Officers

    12/26/2014 12:34:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    EURWeb ^ | December 26, 2014 | Staff
    *New York Cares, the group that finds coats for homeless men and women to brave the winter months, launched their distribution at the New York City rescue mission on Christmas with Rev. Al Sharpton, his National Action Network and the family of Eric Garner on hand. Sharpton handed out food, along with gifts to children. He was joined by Garner’s widow Esaw and his mother, Gwen Carr, on the Garner family’s first Christmas since his death from a police chokehold. The family and Sharpton also observed a moment of silence for the two NYPD officers shot to death in...
  • Eric Garner’s daughter posts address of cop at his death

    12/26/2014 12:55:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    NYPOST ^ | December 25, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Bruce Golding and Corrie Thomas
    One of Eric Garner’s daughters marked Christmas Day by spreading personal information about an NYPD cop who was present during the chokehold death of her father — outraging officers still reeling from last weekend’s execution-style slayings of two policemen in Brooklyn. Erica Garner tweeted that cop Justin D’Amico was “another officer that helped killed [sic] my dad,” and directed her 5,000-plus Twitter followers to a Web page that lists ­addresses for D’Amico and five possible relatives. The information was viewed about 500 times before Garner’s stunning tweet was deleted following inquiries by The Post.
  • The Strange Source of Our Cuba Policy

    12/21/2014 6:56:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    For a long time, the U.S. ostracism of Cuba has been like the vintage American cars on the streets of Havana: obsolete but imperishable. It didn't topple the Castro government, didn't force human rights progress and didn't unite the world behind us. Yet failure was no enemy of longevity. There are many reasons for its endurance. But if you're parceling out responsibility, you have to start with a curious invention of the founding fathers that we know as the Electoral College. Without it, our Cuba policy never would have persisted for so many years -- which is a reminder that...
  • Liberal Congressman Rangel Insists Protesters Never Chanted They Want “Dead Cops”

    12/26/2014 7:17:11 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    – Then He’s Shown Video Of Them Saying It…New York Rep. Charles Rangel was on CNN this morning being interviewed by Ashleigh Banfield. During the otherwise fairly agreeable interview, Rangel insisted that protest chants calling for “dead cops” never happened, and he was shown proof otherwise After being shown evidence contrary to his claim, Rangel changed gears and said the behavior he denied existed was unacceptable saying they must be mentally ill
  • Two more NY men arrested for threatening police after officers killed

    12/26/2014 12:57:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Reuters
    Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday. The arrests bring to six the number of those detained for threats against the New York Police Department since officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot on Saturday by a gunman seeking revenge for unarmed black men killed by police. Tyrone Melville, 41, of Manhattan, was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly called the switchboard of...
  • Backlash Against de Blasio

    12/25/2014 11:14:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/25/14 | Matthew Vadum
    Cop-basher surprised by police anger. But don't hold your breath waiting for de Blasio to resign. Radical leftists rarely give up power without a fight. Cop-bashing New York mayor Bill de Blasio seems genuinely surprised at the ferocious backlash against him in light of the execution-style weekend killing of two local cops. After spending the past year in office attacking police, the mayor is now scrambling to put the pin back into the grenade he threw into the local body politic. His crusade against the police goes back at least to his election campaign last year when he caustically criticized...
  • Merry Christmas: CUNY editorial advocates violent protests

    12/25/2014 12:06:44 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2014
    A graduate newspaper connected with the CIty University of New York featured an editorial this month calling for protestors against the police to arm themselves and direct their rage toward "those deserving the most virulent response of an enraged populace.” New York Post: “The time for peace has passed,” says a revolutionary editorial titled “In Support of Violence” that was penned by editor-in-chief Gordon Barnes in the Dec. 3 issue of The Advocate. “The problem with the protesters’ violence in Ferguson is that it is unorganized. If the violence was to be organized, and the protesters armed — more so...
  • NYPD 'Pigs': Another 'Hard Hat Riot' could erupt as marchers again taunt cops

    12/25/2014 10:02:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Wilmington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2014 | Timothy Whiteman
    It may be a case of everything old is new again. Much like during the turbulent late '60s and early '70s when more than just a few hard-left individuals managed to get their images splashed across television screens across the planet, much like their forefathers of almost half a century ago, today's members and supporters of The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA are propagating as loud as they can to convince the masses that police departments across the nation are dyed-in-the-wool racists, referred to as "Pigs," who seek to murder as many blacks and Latinos as possible. Despite his critics decrying...
  • IDNYC Announced as Valid Identification by NYPD (For illegals, yutes and transgenders)

    12/25/2014 9:12:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The South and West Forum ^ | December 25, 2014 | Staff
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Police Department Commissioner William Bratton, and Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal last week announced a notable update to the NYPD Patrol Guide – the upcoming municipal identification card, IDNYC, will be a valid and recognized form of government-issued identification. This important step will help prevent the arrests of New Yorkers previously unable to provide proof of their identity during interactions with the Police Department – including many immigrant, young adult, and transgender residents. IDNYC cards with names and home addresses will also be recognized as a form of identification in the issuance...
  • NYPD find arsenal after busting man who ‘talked about killing cops’

    12/25/2014 8:50:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 25, 2014 | Rebecca Harshbarger
    <p>Police found two guns, two bulletproof vests, brass knuckles, and a holster in.</p> <p>A Queens man with two illegal guns in his home and bulletproof vests was busted after a good Samaritan overheard him talking about killing police and reported it.</p>
  • Judge frees 2nd cop-hater in 2 days

    12/25/2014 4:30:44 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 25, 14 | By Josh Saul, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Judge frees 2nd cop-hater in 2 days By Josh Saul, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding She keeps turning ’em loose. A day after freeing a gang member who posted an anti-cop death threat online, a Brooklyn judge ignored the admonishment of a court boss — and sprung a man who allegedly punched a police officer and threatened to kill his colleagues, The Post has learned. Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson blatantly disregarded an Office of Court Administration boss who said she “should be setting an example to the public that threatening or assaulting police officers isn’t an acceptable thing,” a...
  • The Most Famous Editorial

    12/24/2014 11:32:56 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 25 replies
    NY Sun (via NY Daily News) ^ | Sept. 21, 1897 | Francis P. Church
    Hard to believe that this much time has passed. On Christmas Eve 2004, I shared this editorial with all my FRiends here, while I was icebound in West Virginia heading back from leave to report for mobilization. And then, on Christmas Eve 2005, while downrange in Ramadi, Iraq, I shared this editorial with all of you again. And this year once again, from our new digs in Florida with The Bride and my new family, I offer this beautiful story, a very favorite of mine, for all my FRiends again. Take the time to read it - REALLY read it...
  • NYPD Sources: No Arrests During #ShutDown5thAve Protests, per De Blasio

    12/24/2014 5:55:48 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    breitbart.com/big-government ^ | 12-24-2014 | Kerry Picket
    Breitbart News learned from an NYPD source that officers made no arrests Tuesday night, despite bottles being hurled at police and other violations of the law by protesters. That’s how Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton wanted it, the source explained. “Last night was an abortion–air mail. The bosses are weak. [They] Let them sh*t all over us. Real cowardly,” said the NYPD source. “This is part of a bigger picture,” the law enforcement source stated. “This was extremely well thought out… I’m thinking that the planning of this goes back to the campaign.”
  • De Blasio Confronts a Crisis Over the Police and Race With a Practiced Calm

    12/24/2014 6:25:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/23/14 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, NIKITA STEWART
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, confronting the gravest crisis of his young administration, has been by turns composed and defiant, empathetic and indignant, urging calm in one moment and lashing out in frustration the next. In other words, he has acted like himself: a confident but mercurial leader whose singular political style has not wavered, even in the face of a potentially career-defining flash point over the police and race. In a sharp turn from his predecessors — the pugnacious, prosecutorial Rudolph W. Giuliani and the business-minded Michael R. Bloomberg — Mr. de Blasio, a political professional who promised a warmer,...
  • CUNY newspaper editorial calls for violent protests

    12/24/2014 6:00:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 24, 2014 | Bob Fredericks
    Gordon Barnes, the editor-in-chief of The Advocate, penned the disturbing editorial calling for violent protests. A disturbing editorial in a CUNY grad-student newspaper calls for rioters protesting the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown to arm themselves and wage violent war with cops. “The time for peace has passed,” says a revolutionary editorial titled “In Support of Violence” that was penned by editor-in-chief Gordon Barnes in the Dec. 3 issue of The Advocate. The problem with the protesters’ violence in Ferguson is that it is unorganized. If the violence was to be organized, and the protesters armed — more...
  • Union, Prosecutor Team to Push Papa John’s to Pay More

    12/01/2014 6:29:47 AM PST · by massmike · 28 replies
    http://dailysignal.com/ ^ | 12/01/2014 | Kevin Mooney
    A union operative generously praised New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman when he announced he was taking a Papa John’s pizza franchisee to court on behalf of workers who claim they were underpaid. The state attorney general, like the unions, called it “wage theft.” The thing is, the union official knew about the government’s lawsuit before the pizza franchise did. “Fast-food workers all across the city and country are organizing for higher pay and union rights,” said Kendall Fells, organizing director for Fast Food Forward, a group dedicated to increasing wages and benefits for fast-food workers. Fells added: "This suit...
  • NY Times: 'There Can Never Be A Justification For Any Lethal Assault On An Unarmed Man'

    12/05/2014 5:58:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There is some good debate and conversation happening in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. But there is also plenty of nonsense. Consider this gem from the New York Times editorial of this morning about police arrests: "there can never be a justification for any lethal assault on an unarmed man." How absurd. In Ferguson, there is evidence that Michael Brown was attempting to wrest the officer's gun away. Should Darren Wilson have waited until Brown was successful before defending himself? Whatever the facts from Staten Island, if a single officer finds himself in a struggle...
  • Wrongly Pointing Fingers (Reply: You Got Nailed by Google)

    12/23/2014 6:32:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2014 | Eugene Robinson
    It is absurd to have to say this, but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, activist Al Sharpton and President Obama are in no way responsible for the coldblooded assassination of two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Nor do the tens of thousands of Americans who have demonstrated against police brutality in recent weeks bear any measure of blame. A disturbed career criminal named Ismaaiyl Brinsley committed this unspeakable atrocity by himself, amid a spree of insane mayhem: Earlier in the day, he shot and critically wounded a woman he had been seeing; later, on a subway platform, he...
  • Cause and Effect

    12/24/2014 3:51:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    "It’s quite apparent, quite obvious that the targeting of these two police officers was a direct spinoff of this issue of these demonstrations.” No pundit made this charge, no talking head on radio or television. It didn't come from the head of the police union in New York. That's NYPD Commission Bill Bratton, talking on Monday's Today show. Bratton was hand-picked by Mayor Bill de Blasio a mayor who finds himself assailed from all sides for allowing a fever of anti-police hatred to catch and spread, one which reached a horrible conclusion over the weekend with the assassinations of Officers...
  • Blame Game in New York Cop Killings Shows a Demonization Double Standard

    12/24/2014 2:46:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-24-2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President Obama or any of the protesters and activists they supported, encouraged and allied themselves with. Going by what we know, the only person to blame is the man police identified as the killer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley. This is the standard I've upheld in this space for years, when one madman after another has killed and maimed in the name of one...
  • NYC protesters say they won't stop demonstrations despite de Blasio's wishes

    12/23/2014 1:53:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2014
    Activist groups in New York City have rejected a call by Mayor Bill de Blasio to hold off on any new demonstrations until after the funerals of two NYPD officers who were ambushed and murdered Saturday in Brooklyn. [Snip] However, the Rev. Al Sharpton told Reuters late Monday that de Blasio's request was too "ill-defined" to heed. "Is a vigil a protest? Is a rally?" Sharpton asked. Another group, The Answer Coalition, said it would go ahead with a long-planned march Tuesday evening, and denounced the mayor for what it called an "outrageous" attempt to chill free speech. ... "We...
  • Mayor: No Politics, Protests Until Slain NYPD Officers Laid To Rest

    12/22/2014 12:45:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    CBS New York ^ | December 22, 2014
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on New Yorkers to focus on the families of two slain NYPD officers in the coming days as tensions continue to run high between the mayor and police. Speaking Monday at the Police Athletic League luncheon, de Blasio said it’s time to put aside political debates and protests until officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are laid to rest. “Let’s accompany these families on their difficult journeys. Let’s see them through the funerals. Then, debate can begin again,” he said. “I think it’s a time for everyone to put aside...
  • De Blasio surfaces to visit families of executed cops

    12/22/2014 11:28:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/22/14 | Lorena Mongelli*
    Mayor de Blasio, his wife and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton paid a sympathetic visit to loved ones of slain Officer Rafael Ramos on Monday, as the family prepared for the cop’s funeral. The mayor chatted with Ramos’s relatives on the family porch in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, before stepping inside to visit more mourners for 30 minutes. The trio left without answering any questions from reporters outside, kept at a distance by NYPD guards. On his way out, de Blasio could be heard telling one of Ramos’s loved ones: “I’m sorry for your loss.” The family will hold a wake for...
  • Bratton: Tensions in NYC like 1970s

    12/22/2014 6:52:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | December 22, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton said Monday that tensions in the city are echoing those in the 1970s — a fear he expressed only days prior to the ambush killings of two police officers. “Who would’ve ever thought déjà vu all over again, that we would be back where we were 40-some-odd years ago,” Bratton said in an interview on NBC’s “Today.”
  • Bratton: Cops shouldn’t have turned backs on de Blasio

    12/22/2014 7:07:35 AM PST · by maggief · 94 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | David K. Li
    EXCERPT Commissioner Bill Bratton acknowledged that de Blasio has lost support of some police. “I don’t think it (the hallway protest) was appropriate, particularly in that setting, but it’s reflective of the anger of some of them,” Bratton told NBC’s “Today” show. (snip) “I don’t know that an apology is necessary,” he said. “One of the things, a concern at the moment, is this issue is really starting to go down partisan lines, Republican-Democrat. This is something that should be bringing us all together, not taking us apart.”
  • DeBlasio goes AWOL, avoids families of executed cops

    12/22/2014 10:36:38 AM PST · by pabianice · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/22/14 | Gartland, et al
    As cops were being threatened and assaulted and the city reeled over the execution of two officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio prayed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday — then went into hiding. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton visited the scene of the horrific attack in Brooklyn and Gov. Andrew Cuomo paid a wrenching condolence call at the home of one of the slain cops, but de Blasio ran from reporters and was nowhere to be found after the church service. Modal Trigger De Blasio gets a blessing after taking Communion during Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.Photo: Helayne Seidman He showed up...
  • BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS

    12/22/2014 6:01:25 AM PST · by shortstop · 18 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 12/22/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Cause and effect. The president, governor, mayor and Reverend Al all say that the cops are a bunch of racist bastards. Somebody, aggrieved by what these leaders have said, walks up and kills two cops in cold blood. Cause and effect. A leads to B leads to bagpipes and “Amazing Grace.” And when they’re trying to hose the blood out of a precinct car it’s a little late to distance yourself from it. The claims of Sharpton and his crew that they disavow any violence, and that this has nothing to do with their protests and speeches, are, well, just...
  • Powerful statement from Minnesota police chief after NYPD ambush (Sartell, MN)

    12/22/2014 6:10:38 AM PST · by maggief · 13 replies
    KMSP ^ | December 22, 2014 | Mike Durkin
    SARTELL, Minn. (KMSP) - Police in New York say the man who murdered two police officers while they were sitting in their patrol car has been arrested 19 times for assault and robbery. Ismaaiyl Brinsley was angry at police for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, making an online pledge to kill two “pigs.”
  • The 'worst day' of young Jaden Ramos's life: on of murdered policeman speaks out.

    12/22/2014 5:36:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2014 | Ethel C. Fenig
    While the bloodthirsty racist liberals exploded in joy over the deliberate slaughter of two New York City minority (for those who care about that, one was Puerto Rican, the other Asian) policemen, for 13-year-old Jaden Ramos, it was "the worst day of my life."  And that is because his father was one of the murdered cops.  #NYPD strong has a copy of his posts.  (Warning: you might have to wade through some ugly liberal troll comments.)   A year earlier, Jaden had wished his father a happy birthday with a Facebook greeting: Happy birthday to the best dad in...
  • James Woods calls Al Sharpton a 'race pimp' and says the 'disgusting pig' is responsible...

    12/22/2014 6:02:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/14 | David Mccormack, Josh Gardner
    Actor James Woods took to Twitter on Sunday to blame the Rev. Al Sharpton, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Obama for being ‘responsible’ for the murder of two NYPD officers on Saturday. Sharpton came in for the worst of Woods’ abuse, with the former Academy Award nominee calling him a ‘race pimp’ and a ‘disgusting pig’. At one point on Sunday morning Woods’ tweeted: ‘This disgusting pig is DIRECTLY responsible for the murder of two good policemen. No discussion’.
  • At Demonstrations, a Change in Tone After Officers Are Killed

    12/22/2014 4:28:23 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 21 Dec 14 | LIZ ROBBINS and NIKITA STEWART
    For weeks after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of a black man, civil rights rallies in New York City had gathered momentum and spurred dialogue among activists and city officials. But the conversation, in one shocking instant on Saturday, took an unexpected turn. One day after two police officers were fatally shot at point-blank range as they sat in their squad car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, leaders of several groups who had been rallying for criminal justice reform scrambled to condemn the killings while still keeping the...
  • American Tragedies and American Dreams-Brown-Garner verdicts and future of African-American youth

    12/22/2014 4:37:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 22, 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    <p>Decades ago, I taught at a community college. The bunch of us treated our shared office as if it were the neighborhood bar. We’d hang out for hours. That beat going home to our cheap apartments or our parents’ basements and watching TV, which was all we could afford on the pittance adjunct professors are paid. James was a jazz musician. Mo’s nose was always to the grindstone. Patrick was enthralling. I wish I had had a video camera recording our every conversation. His words glittered.</p>
  • Time: Right-Wing Militias Are The Real Threat To Cops

    12/22/2014 3:02:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Scott Greer
    Time Magazine warned of a growing threat to cops nationwide in September 2010. The nationally renowned publication argued that sinister individuals would launch targeted attacks against police officers and even ambush them in their patrol cars. Time alerted readers that these groups and individuals have a disturbing hatred of cops and that there was a real threat of “lone-wolf” attacks. Who are these groups that present such a threat to police? Right-wing militias, according to Time. [Snip] “Scores of armed antigovernment groups, some of them far more radical, have formed or been revived during the Obama years, according to law-enforcement...
  • Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters (The nerve!)

    12/22/2014 3:34:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 22, 2014 | Olivia Nuzzi
    At a peaceful gathering of the Justice League, they condemned the killings of Officers Liu and Ramos, but also wondered why the slaying of citizens by cops doesn’t spark as much outrage.A modest crowd moved East on 110th Street in New York City on Sunday evening. They walked silently, some carrying Anthora cups illuminated by candlesticks, others holding plastic tea lights handed out by protest organizers. A few carried signs: "IMAGINE JUSTICE," "BLACK LIVES MATTER," "CLAIM HUMANITY." But mostly they just walked, their faces somber, their hands shaking as the snow began to fall. The peaceful vigil was somewhat unexpected,...
  • NYPD officers turn backs to mayor before presser on murdered cops; Twitter sparks fly

    12/22/2014 3:11:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    WGN Channel 9 ^ | 1:03 PM, December 21, 2014 | WGN Channel 9
    Police officers turned their backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked into his press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed ambush-style in Brooklyn.
  • The Democratic Party Killed Two Cops in New York

    12/22/2014 3:09:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    A lynch mob is all fun and games until someone actually gets lynched. At first everyone has a good time marching around and shouting “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe.” The police are accused of being racist killers by the defenders of actual racist killers like Mumia Abu Jamal.
  • Gangbangers Unbound (Explains a lot)

    12/22/2014 3:01:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2014 | J.R. Dunn
    Rafael Ramos and Wenjin Liu died because of the campaign to vilify police. Even as the events of Ferguson begin to fade, the campaign it helped engender rolls on, with new reports of demonstrations and protests appearing almost daily. Last week Carol Jackson, a federal judge, restricted police tactics against protestors. (This is kind of odd in and of itself. The last thing people want to hear about during the holidays is some hood getting his comeuppance. The same can be said about Sen. Feinstein’s “torture report” -- waterboarding is not likely to play well during the sleigh bell season....
  • De Blasio hides after praying at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

    12/22/2014 3:15:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | Michael Gartland, Priscilla DeGregory and Bruce Golding
    As cops were being threatened and assaulted and the city reeled over the execution of two officers, Mayor de Blasio prayed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday — then went into hiding. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton visited the scene of the horrific attack in Brooklyn and Gov. Cuomo paid a wrenching condolence call to the home of one of the slain cops, but de Blasio ran from reporters and was nowhere to be found after the church service. [Snip] In other developments while de Blasio was AWOL: The NYPD said it is investigating more than a dozen threatened copycat attacks after Officers...
  • Mayor De Blasio’s Bloody Hands - Obama, Holder, and the Left's climate of hate

    12/22/2014 1:53:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The climate of hate in Dallas was real,and it had real consequences,”wrote former New York Times columnist Frank Rich in response to a letter to the editor criticizing his 2011 New York Magazine essay titled “What Killed JFK.” So the obvious question:New York City’s current police commissioner Bill Bratton said this past Saturday night of the cold-blooded murder of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos:“They were, quite simply,assassinated—targeted for their uniform,and for the responsibility they embraced.”.................Whether it’s inviting the infamous race agitator Al Sharpton to the White House dozens upon dozens of times(Obama)or giving speeches in which the message...
  • Retired Cops Discuss Ways to Stop de Blasio From Attending Funerals of Slain Officers

    12/21/2014 8:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    breitbat ^ | 12/21/14 | Kerry Picket
    Retired NYPD members are discussing ways to keep New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio away from the funerals of recently-murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. One tactic, suggested in a popular law enforcement web forum, instructed officers to block the Mayor’s motorcade when it approached one of the funerals: All unions should reach out to their retired members. Use us to block this POS Mayor from attending these funerals. I don’t know if the fallen are from the City or not, but it shouldn’t matter. We can assemble en masse, and start a peaceful protest when his...
  • NAACP chief: Don't blame Democrats for NYPD shootings

    12/21/2014 6:20:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 131 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/14 | Justin Sink
    The head of the NAACP said it is “not fair” for the leader of a prominent police union and former Gov. George Pataki (R-N.Y.) to blame Democratic politicians for the deaths of two New York City police officers. “I don’t believe it’s fair to link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protest and aspirations of many people across the country, including the attorney general, the mayor, and the president is simply not fair,” Cornell William Brooks, the president of the NAACP, told CBS's “Face the Nation.” Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed...
  • Sharpton: I got death threats after NYPD cops were executed

    12/21/2014 5:12:06 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 113 replies
    The New Yor Post ^ | 12-21-2014 | Erin Calabrese
    It’s all about him. The Rev. Al Sharpton claimed Sunday that he’s received death threats in the wake of execution-style murders of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn. Sharpton, appearing alongside the wife and mother of Eric Garner, played a voicemail for reporters purportedly of a racist threat made against him.