Following the murder of two NYPD officers who were attacked while sitting on their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday, reports of another attempt on NYC police is being reported by some media outlets.
According to the New York Daily News, a second attack was narrowly avoided when a would-be assassin's gun jammed as he tried to shoot two NYPD cops outside a housing project in the Bronx, located in the northern part of the city. Other reports say there were no bullets in the gun.
— RHawk (@HawkinsRandy) December 21, 2014
Police and other former and current officials are placing the blame squarely on Mayor Bill de Blasio, who the NYPD accused of taking sides following the controversial Grand Jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of Eric Garner, who was black. De Blasio suggested that the NYPD is biased towards black people, and related personal experiences his son has had with city cops.
The statements angered many at the NYPD, who on Saturday turned their backs on de Blasio as he entered the room where he was giving a press conference on the murder of Rafael Ramos, 40, and Wenjian Liu, 32, as reported by the Inquisitr. Officials say career criminal Ismaaiyl Brinsley, from Baltimore, was angry about Eric Garner's Grand Jury decision, and announced he would take two NYPD lives on social media.
"I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours... let's take 2 of theirs," Brinsley, 28, wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of a silver handgun and a photo of blood on his pants.
He also included three hashtags: ShootThePolice, RIPErivGarner (sic), and RIPMikeBrown, in reference to the death of black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this year.
"This may be my final post... I'm putting pigs in a blanket," Brisley wrote.
After murdering the two NYPD cops, the culprit ran into a nearby subway station -- as police pursued him -- where he took his own life by shooting himself in the head on one of the platforms, police reported.
@CNNnewsroom a href="http://t.co/D4NXZj3drB" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/D4NXZj3drB...
— Monica Henry (@chevymo) December 20, 2014
Uriel Winfree, 30, told the New York Daily News she was awaken by the shooting during the murder of the two NYPD officers.
"There was a cop on the ground and everyone was around him. Someone was doing CPR on the cop. They put him on a stretcher and they ran him into an ambulance. They load him in and they hauled a**.
"There were like 75 cops here and a bunch ran toward the subway after the guy. There was a huge police presence there. Even undercovers were coming out of nowhere."
Both Eric Garner and Michael Brown's families have issued statements condemning the "senseless" murder of the two NYPD cops, according to Al Sharpton, even though they vocally condemned the Grand Jury decisions refusing to indict the cops who killed their sons.
[Image via New York Daily News]