- When NYPD officers turned their backs on de Blasio, they also turned their backs on us.
- Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are.
Kasai Rex, Daily Good
This article is made possible with the generous contributions of all reader supported Evergreene Digest readers like you. Thank you!
NYPD officers turned their backs on New York City mayor Bill De Blasio at Officer Rafael Ramos' funeral. Photo by Flickr user Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916.
Dec 31, 2014 | By now, you’ve likely heard the story of how Ismaaiyl Brinsley—who once testified in a Georgia court that he suffered from mental illness—began the morning of December 20th. He entered his ex-girlfriend Shaneka Thompson’s apartment in Baltimore County using a key he wasn’t supposed to have, then shot and critically wounded her. A trip on a Bolt Bus and several chilling posts to Instagram later, Brinsley ambushed two NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, killing the men as they sat in their squad car eating lunch, before turning his weapon on himself.
Though similar threats have streamed into the NYPD—mostly from idiotic trolls outside the N.Y.C area—the general public tends to agree that this tragedy was detrimental to the cause for an end to out-of-control police tactics. (That a few might share the wrong-headed sentiment that murdering any officer is acceptable—or even some sort of victory for “the movement”—is a testament to the deep-seated pain caused by police overreach and violence.) Most have rightly disavowed the actions of Brinsley, casting him as a lone actor with a troubled mind.
Kasai Rex is a contributor to Daily Good
Full story …
The NYPD's Work Stoppage Is Surreal, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
- In an alternate universe, the New York Police might have just solved the national community-policing controversy.
- The Absurdist Theatre of the NYPD
Being a cop showed me just how racist and violent the police are, Redditt Hudson, Washington (DC) Post
There’s only one fix.