Hundreds of anti-police protesters marched through midtown Manhattan this week, with many holding signs saying “Jail Killer Cops.” The protests occurred despite calls for restraint from leftist New York Mayor Bill.
Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday called for protestors to pause demonstrations until officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were assassinated last week, are laid to rest.
Yet, leftist groups, including Answer Coalition, not only refuses to pause demonstrations but continues to sling heated rhetoric to fan the flames of tensions.
“Injustice hasn’t stopped,” the group said in a statement. “The mayor’s call for a suspension of democracy and the exercise of free speech rights in the face of ongoing injustice is outrageous.”
“Representatives of police unions are taking advantage of and seizing upon the actions of a lone, troubled individual who shot his ex-girlfriend and then killed two police officers in Brooklyn to smear, discredit and end the broad social movement that has demanded accountability, an end to police misconduct and police violence.”
Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were killed while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn last Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley just hours after he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore. He posted online statements suggesting the attack was revenge for Michael Brown and Eric Garner, including a vow to put “wings on pigs” and references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men.
After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a subway station and committed suicide.
Meanwhile, the funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos will be held at 2:00 P.M. EST in Queens, New York.