Two NYPD cops were executed Saturday after a cowardly gang member from Baltimore trekked to Brooklyn to kill random police officers in a twisted bid to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown Saturday.
Brinsley carried out his sinister mission by assassinating P.O. Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos while in the line of duty. Then the gutless murderer killed himself with a single bullet moments later.
"Officer Ramos and Officer Liu never had the opportunity to draw their weapons," said Police Commisioner William Bratton. "They may never have had the chance to see their murderer."
Thoughts & Prayers to our #NYPD brothers who gave the ultimate sacrifice-God Bless all NYPD Police Officers &families pic.twitter.com/dJbbOY5EtdAfter their angry tweets and high-profile, pre-game T-shirts memorialized the deaths of Brown and Garner while protesting the grand jury verdicts, let's see what NBA and NFL players and their organizations — especially the New York teams — do this weekend to pay respect to these slain police officers.
— NYPD 70th Precinct (@NYPD70Pct) December 20, 2014
Here's various members of the sports world who didn't wait to send their condolences:
2 NYPD cops shot dead 'execution style' as 'revenge' for Garner via @NYPost God help us all. http://t.co/8XdUJaf5Kg
— Boomer Esiason (@7BOOMERESIASON) December 20, 2014
My condolences to the family & friends of the 2 NYPD officers that were killed today in Brooklyn. http://t.co/cadF4txmu4
— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins98) December 20, 2014
Thoughts and Prayers with the NYPD and their families tonight
— Mack Brown (@ESPN_CoachMack) December 21, 2014