Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio are being blamed for the execution of two police officers by Ismaaiyl Brinsley due to their support for the protests related to Michael Brown and Eric Garner, where it’s alleged the crowds began chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!”
In a related report by the Inquisitr, shortly before leaving to carry out his attacks on the NYPD, Ismaaiyl Brinsley left a chilling Instagram promise to “kill the pigs.” His actions were also directly related to the police shooting black men, since he wrote “rest in peace” for both Mike Brown and Eric Garner while saying, “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take one of ours, let’s take two of theirs.”
It’s believed Brinsley may have been associated with the Black Guerilla Family, also known as the Black Vanguard, a street gang started in 1966 in a California prison. Sources allege the gang has been “making plans to seek revenge for the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.”
Some reports are also considering Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s Muslim background since he left a Facebook post that cited a verse from the Islamic Koran which spoke about “striking terror into their hearts.” While Brinsley was in Atlanta, Georgia, he also related an incident in November, where he fought with a panhandler and eventually realized the other man was also a Muslim.
“Things got ugly quick after he asked me for some change. We ended up in an actual fist fight until I realized how dumb the whole situation was and stopped. I stopped and he stopped. I asked him to come with me and grab a beer. Once at the bar, we started talking and found out he was Muslim, too. We good now. It’s all love.”
Regardless of the motives written by the actual killer, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik believes that both Al Sharpton and Bill de Blasio share some blame for the actions of the killer.
“[Mayor] de Blasio, Sharpton and all those who encouraged this anti-cop, racist mentality all have blood on their hands,” he said. “They have blood on their hands.”
It’s been reported that when de Blasio walked into a press conference about the NYPD shooting, officers turned their back on him. Fox News has also connected the Sharpton speech to the rallies where protesters shouted for “dead cops.”
“We’re not saying all police are bad. We’re not even saying most are bad,” Sharpton said in the speech. “We’re not anti-police, but we’re anti-brutality. And the federal government must have a threshold to protect that.”
Kerik claims the two men have “encouraged the behavior” that led to the actions of Ismaaiyl Brinsley.
“This guy’s intent — based on that Instagram post — was retribution for Eric Garner and Michael Brown,” Kerik told Newsmax. “The people who encouraged these protests — you had peaceful protesters who were screaming ‘kill the cops’ — the so-called peaceful protesters. Who was encouraging these protesters? De Blasio, Sharpton and other elected officials and community leaders. They encouraged this mentality. They encouraged this behavior. They encouraged it — and these two cops are dead because of people like them. They don’t owe the cops an apology. An apology isn’t good enough. They have blood on their hands.”
Al Sharpton has already responded to the NYPD deaths by saying that any protests over Garner and Brown should be peaceful, and that retribution against police officers should not occur.
“I have spoken to the Garner family and we are outraged by the early reports of the police killed in Brooklyn today,” said Sharpton. “Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases. We have stressed at every rally and march that anyone engaged in any violence is an enemy to the pursuit of justice for Eric Garner and Michael Brown.”
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