The execution style shooting of two NYPD police officers has shaken the fragile situation in New York City, where Mayor Bill de Blasio is attempting to get a handle of the events.
On Saturday night, two NYPD police officers, identified as Wenjin Liu and Raphael Ramos were shot “execution style,” in broad daylight in Brooklyn, according to authorities. The shooter was identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley by NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Additionally, embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio is attempting to bring the situation under control. The city has seen weeks of disruptions in the form of mostly peaceful protests, following the controversial grand jury decision not to indict a white NYPD officer for the death of Eric Garner — who was black — back in July.
In a video, officer Daniel Pantaleo is seen applying a chokehold on Garner — which is not allowed by the NYPD — which results in the death of the man. However, it is also clear that Garner was resisting arrest and police commands at the time. The grand jury decision has created much controversy and sparked protests not only in New York City, but around the nation and also in some countries abroad.
Following the grand jury decision, de Blasio seemed to throw the NYPD under the bus, when he appeared to take the side of the protesters. Now, the mayor is in hot water and cops in his city are turning against him.
According to a report on Pix11, when de Blasio walked into a press conference about the NYPD shooting, officers turned their back on him. De Blasio walked through the officers on his way to answer reporters questions with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at Woodhull Hospital.
Later on de Blasio took to Twitter to post this statement and didn’t fare any better with users, who are slamming the official.
When police officers are murdered, it tears at the foundation of our society. This heinous attack was an attack on our entire city.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) December 21, 2014
Here are some of the dozens of responses de Blasio is getting and people are not happy in what they see is his part in the NYPD shooting Saturday night.
— Steven Barry Odom (@Steve_Odom64) December 21, 2014
@billdeblasio This blood is on YOUR hands. YOU did this. YOU built this racial division.
— Mike Liberation (@mikeliberation) December 21, 2014
— Victoria Taft (@VictoriaTaft) December 21, 2014
Below is the video of Bill de Blasio’s entrance to the press conference and NYPD is seen turning around as the mayor walks by.
What do you think of the response Mayor de Blasio is getting on Twitter after the NYPD shooting of the two police officers.
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