Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the cold-blooded assassination of New York Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Their killer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, boasted about wanting to kill cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers as they sat in their patrol car.
New York’s Daily News writes that the widows of the slain officers led dozens of mourners in a tearful memorial service. Maritza Ramos, the high school sweetheart and now widow of Officer Ramos, is quoted as saying:
This year has been a tremendous roller-coaster for our families. We can’t even put into words how difficult this year has been for us. For my husband, God decided that it was his time to rise. And he’s sitting with Him now.
It is also worth recalling, in the light of recent claims by Donald Trump of witnessing a video of Muslims in New Jersey cheering the fall of the World Trade Center, the sickening reality that blacks in Brooklyn cheered the news that the two officers had been murdered.
As Howard Portnoy wrote last year at this time:
Those recollections [of giddy Palestinians celebrating 9/11 in the streets] came flooding back last night when I read, much to my horror, the headline “Sick Cheers for Cop Killer in Brooklyn” in the Daily Beast. The story, by M.L. Nestel, has been neutered considerably since then — the Daily Beast is a liberal publication — and the headline has been changed to “Anger at The Cop Killer — And The Police.” But a rather nauseating description of the aftermath of last night’s execution of two police officers remains:
[T]he scene outside Woodhull Hospital wasn’t entirely supportive. “You’re a bunch of killers,” a passerby told cops standing sentry there, according to one police source. And short distance from the crime scene — where a crowd was backed up by the police tape — a few members of the crowd repeated “f*ck the cops” within earshot of a Daily Beast reporter.
One 30-year-old local who gave his first name only as Carlos, didn’t hear the fatal gunfire but saw the hysteria aftewards and walked to the police tape.
“A lot of people were clapping and laughing,” he said.
“Some were saying, ‘They deserved it,’ and another was shouting at the cops, ‘Serves them right because you mistreat people!’” he said.
The crime itself and the inhuman reaction are both dividends of decades of brainwashing by liberal politicians, journalists, and community leaders seeking to “even the score” by conferring victim status on blacks. This effort was stepped up dramatically in recent weeks by the ascription, in the absence of any of evidence, of racism as a motive in the police shooting deaths of black men.
Among the do-gooders who now have the blood of two slain policemen on their hands are Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Bill de Blaiso, and the president. To quote another famous racist, America’s chickens have come home to roost.