Tag: NYPD Executions

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Bill Bratton Confirms Work Slowdown, Suggests Racism Is Not Just Police Issue

While suggesting that police were unfairly targeted as a problem in the broader discussion of race in America, “New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton confirmed there had been a work slowdown by officers in the weeks since two police officers were shot dead” but also defended his department.

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Police Union Wants Killing Cops Treated as Hate Crime

With over 300,000 members, the National Fraternal Order of Police wants crimes against police officers to fall under the Congressional hate crimes statute. The move comes in the wake of the brutal murders of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

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New York City Mourns and Honors NYPD Slain Officers

Away from the harsh rhetoric and political grandstanding that continue to swirl in the aftermath of the assassination of two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, of the 84th Precinct, the best of New York City are quietly and respectfully mourning the two men, even though most did not know them.

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Medal of Honor Winner: ‘We’ve Got to Put Our Foot Down,’ Support Police

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the nation’s second youngest living Medal of Honor recipient and the first living Marine to receive that honor in 38 years, was awarded the honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on September 8, 2009, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Now, the American hero is taking up a new cause on behalf of police and first responders.

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Protesters Compare NYPD to KKK

Not only have NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s leftist supporters ignored any calls for calm, the mayor appears to be out of touch with what’s actually happening on the ground, according to reports.

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Report: NYPD 911 Operator Said Slain Cops ‘Deserved It’

An as yet unconfirmed report via The Daily News alleges that a shouting match broke out among 911 dispatchers after some actually attacked the police after the call center received the report of the execution of officers Rafael Ramos and Wianjen Liu.

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Washington Post: Private Gun Ownership Makes Police Less Safe

On December 22, The Washington Post (WaPo) claimed private gun ownership makes police less safe. With this assertion, the WaPo joined other reactionaries–like the NAACP and Everytown for Gun Safety–who have politicized the heinous attack on two NYPD officers for

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Giuliani: Anti-Police Rhetoric Akin to Soviet Propaganda

On Monday’s broadcast of FNC’s “Hannity,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani decried the attacks on police, in particular regarding the Ferguson, MO Michael Brown case, because it is tied to what he called a false narrative. Partial transcript

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Obama Offers NYPD Commish ‘Full Support,’ Skips Call to Bill de Blasio

From his vacation get away in Hawaii, President Obama made a phone call to New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to offer his “full support” after the weekend shooting of two New York City officers. The President then went off to play golf, failing to make a similar call to embattled New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Everytown: NYPD Executions the Result of ‘Lax’ Gun Control

Everytown for Gun Safety claims the December 20 execution of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos was caused by one thing— “lax and inconsistent gun control laws.” They say the fact that different states have different gun laws led