BREAKING: Two NYPD officers shot dead in ‘ambush’ by gunman who posted about ‘revenge’ killing

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New York’s Daily News reports:

Two NYPD cops were executed Saturday after a gang member from Baltimore drove to the city to kill police officers after wounding his girlfriend, sources told the Daily News.

The shooter, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, boasted about wanting to kill cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 3 p.m. Saturday.

Shooter“I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” Brinsley wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of a silver handgun and a series of hashtags referencing the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

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Brinsley made good on his promise, firing several rounds into the patrol car parked near Myrtle and Tompkins Aves., witnesses said.

Everyone, repeat after me now: Black lives matter. Other lives don’t — or matter less.

This crime of unbridled, misplaced hatred comes a week to the day after protesters marching through Manhattan chanted, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? now.” Asked and answered.

The Daily News piece further notes:

Brinsley is believed to be a member of a Baltimore gang, Black Gorilla Family … [which] has vowed retribution for the deaths of Garner and Brown. [Emphasis added]

The name of the group is actually Black Guerilla Family, but the Daily News leans left, so no harm, no foul.

A footnote from Twitter. Another black “guerilla” who tweets using the handle Your Master offered up this charming message an hour ago:

Just remember: Black lives matter.

As for Sharpton, the Daily News quotes him as saying:

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.

Would that he had said this before now.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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