Saturday, December 20, 2014

Last Call For New York's Finest

Two New York City police officers were shot and killed ambush-style Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, according to two law enforcement sources. 
Both officers were shot in the head, one of the sources said. Few other details were available. 
They had been rushed to a hospital in critical condition, said police spokesman Sgt. Lee Jones. 
The families of the fallen officers arrived at Woodhull Medical Center on Saturday afternoon, as dozens of police officers gathered in a show of support. 
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 occurred near Myrtle and Tompkins avenues in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

As I said on Twitter today, no, those NYPD cops didn't deserve to die. Neither did Eric Garner or Tamir Rice. It's 100% possible to have this view.  But none of that will matter now.  Two dead cops in NYC killed by a black man is all people will see.


Scopedog said...

"Two dead cops in NYC killed by a black man is all people will see."

Sadly, that seems to be the direction things are going.

And yet it still must be said, over and over again--those two cops didn't deserve to die, and neither did Garner, Tamir Rice, or Michael Brown or all the others.

Scopedog said...

"Yet the rabble rousers see only another opportunity to demonize the Other." And it didn't even take them that long to start.

drouse said...

You realize that the post title scans rather poorly. What I'm worried about is the way this is going to play out among the cops. Given the pissy way the police unions are acting out, this is just going to play into their sense of victimhood. I can just hear certain element espousing " If they want a war, we'll give them a fucking war.", with saner voices staying silent.

Horace Boothroyd III said...

"Saner voices staying silent" is one of the pillars to MLK's “Letter From Birmingham Jail” which, dammit, was written over fifty years ago. People are going to have to step up and declare themselves, or everyone will assume that they support the bad guys.

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