Ismaaiyl Brinsley

New York Times: Execution of NYPD Officers Is Not Shooter’s Fault

On January 2, The New York Times (NYT) suggested the execution of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Ramos Rafael was not shooter Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s fault, but the result of his difficult upbringing, his trouble with girls, and his 20 prior arrests.

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NYPD Cop Killer Had No Connection to Compton

According to the L.A. Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Police Department, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, who ambushed and executed two NYPD officers on Saturday afternoon, had no known connections to the city of Compton.


NYPD Cop Killer Used App to Track Police Movements Since Early December

According to an Instagram screenshot, Brinsley was tracking two officers who were almost 4 miles away from him in Staten Island at 10:44 PM EST since the beginning of December. He thanks a friend of his on Instagram for pointing out the app is not “updated in real time” so it’s not that “reliable.”

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