Some Blame De Blasio as Slain NYPD Officers are Mourned

Some are blaming NYC mayor Bill de Blasio after after two NYPD officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn.

A day after two NYPD officers were shot to death in Brooklyn by a gunman who was apparently angry over the chokehold death of Eric Garner, officials, residents and family are mourning officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

Images via NYPD:


The suspect, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, seen in this Facebook photo, shot and killed himself in a nearby subway station. Brinsley was already wanted for allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend in the abdomen at her residence in Baltimore.


Residents of Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood paid their respects and New York Police Commissioner William Bratton visited a makeshift sidewalk memorial on Sunday.



Bratton shared a hug with one woman at the scene:




Elsewhere, some public figures were looking to lay blame for the shooting on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, including former commissioner Bernard Kerik:


De Blasio, Sharpton 'Have Blood on Their Hands'

— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) December 21, 2014

Former New York governor George Pataki:


Sickened by these barbaric acts, which sadly are a predictable outcome of divisive anti-cop rhetoric of #ericholder & #mayordeblasio. #NYPD

— George E. Pataki (@GovernorPataki) December 21, 2014

And Patrick Lynch, the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, who said during a news conference

"Those that allowed this to happen will be held responsible," and “blood on the hands starts on the steps of City Hall in the office of the mayor.”


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