Assassination of 2 NY policemen has the left scrambling

New York City Patrolmen Rafael Ramos and Wenjin Liu are dead at the hands of an assassin who executed them as they sat in their patrol car eating lunch, working an overtime shift. “They were, quite simply, assassinated,” a shaken NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Saturday night. The shooter — identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley — boasted about wanting to murder cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 2:45 p.m. “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours ... let’s take 2 of theirs,” Brinsley, 28, wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of a silver handgun. He also included three hashtags: ShootThePolice, RIPErivGarner (sic) and RIPMikeBrown. “This may be my final post ... I’m putting pigs in a blanket.” There can be no question that this was a political assassination. It comes just over a week after marchers in Brooklyn, the...(Read Full Post)