Huckabee: On Christmas Eve Have a Moment of Silence for Slain NYPD Cops

Investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police said an armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway …
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee posted this on Facebook.

Saturday in Brooklyn, NY, two NYPD officers were gunned down in cold blood execution style as they sat in their patrol car.  The gunman had posted messages on the internet that he was going to “put wings on pigs” and boasted that because police officers “took one of ours, we’ll take two of theirs,” referring to the Eric Garner death on Staten Island.

My question for the “Reverend” Sharpton, who has been so outspoken on this issue, Will you be holding a candlelight march for these two officers?  Were their murders racist?  One of them was Asian-American and one was Hispanic, so will you lead thousands to mourn their deaths and show support for their wives of Officer Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos and the children of officer Ramos?  I will not mention the murderer’s name, because I have no desire to make a celebrity out of a cowardly killer who murders police officers.  The killer, who is black and claimed killing the policemen were retaliation for the deaths of a black man at the hands of police, turned the gun on himself when confronted by other police officers moments after the murders.

It isn’t necessary for us to close stores or streets, nor to break windows, loot businesses, or turn over cars.  We’ll leave those forms of public display to the Sharpton-inspired thugs.

We will ask that at noon on Wednesday, Americans who value a nation of law and respect the difficult task of law enforcement join in a moment of silence and appreciation.  We hope that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who told his own son to be afraid of policemen, will tell his son to shed a tear for these two cops instead, and that President Obama and Eric Holder will hold a press conference and perhaps tell us how tragic it is that these two minority police officers were murdered and announce they will launch a federal investigation of their deaths.

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Mike Huckabee, America Takes ACTION