Officers Down in Brooklyn
“Officers down!” have to be the two most tragic words ever heard over police radios. NYPD officers, 40-year-old Rafael Ramos and 32-year-old Wenjian Liu, were shot, point blank, at approximately 2:47 p.m., this afternoon.
The tragedy is all the more heart-rending that the officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant when they were shot in the head by a lone gunmen, who had earlier stated his cop-killing intention via Instagram, as they sat in their cruiser.
The lone gunman, identified by sources as Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, 28, had addresses in both Georgia and Brooklyn.
As police were closing in on him moments after the shooting, Brinsley turned the gun on himself on a nearby subway platform.
Brinsley from Baltimore, shot his girlfriend on Saturday morning before targeting the two officers.
The execution style slaying of the two officers came during the continuing protests staged in opposition to a grand jury’s decision to not indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner, whose death has led to the wearing of “I can’t breathe” T-shirts by sports figures and seen on protest banners.
The shooting of Officers Ramos and Liu follows by a single day President Barack Obama’s Friday executive order called The Task Force on 21st Century Policing and announcement of members of the new task force.
Obama was on his annual 17-day Christmas holiday in Hawaii when this afternoon’s shooting occurred.
The shooting follows by one week a petition signed by NYPD members asking that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio not attend their service should they be killed in the line of duty in light of his recent actions.
DeBlasio had been quoted by the media when he said he had pulled his 17-year-old biracial son aside to warn him about the police.
A Move On petition demanding that he resign already has thousands of signatures.
What happened to two of New York’s finest today in Brooklyn is an indicator of how the orchestrated ongoing protests that followed both the Michael Brown and Eric Garner Grand Jury decisions were destined to put at risk the lives of those who work in the worst of circumstances to keep the public safe.
While New Yorkers were still reeling in shock, self-appointed civil rights leader Al Sharpton was first off the mark releasing a statement shortly after the murders: “I have spoken to the Garner family and we are outraged by the early reports of the police killed in Brooklyn,” he wrote.
Even in the aftermath of the deaths of the two officers, Sharpton tried to control the narrative:
“Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases,” Sharpton warned.
“We have stressed at every rally and march that anyone engaged in any violence is an enemy to the pursuit of justice for Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
“We have been criticized at National Action Network for not allowing rhetoric or chanting of violence and would abruptly denounce it at all of our gatherings.
“The Garner family and I have always stressed that we do not believe that all police are bad, In fact we have stressed that most police are not bad.
“We plan to hold a press conference in the morning to express our outrage and our condolences to the families and the police department.”
Sharpton will need more than words and press conferences to put out the fire of outrage of decent people who grieve the death of the two young officers, and who see the NYPD as courageous protectors of the public at large, risking their lives in the line of duty.
Tragic to know that it will soon be Christmas for most everyone else but not for the families of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who, along with justice, will need everyone’s most fervent prayers.
From Canada Free Press.
The Sandy Hook Hoax: How we know it didn’t happen
The absence of evidence that should be present and the presence of evidence that should be absent are keys to unraveling Sandy Hook. And the suppression of the new documentary, “We need to talk about Sandy Hook”, appears to be backfiring. Proof of fraud and fakery continues to mount, substantiating it was a drill and no children died.
An interesting article comparing Sandy Hook and the Boston bombing was published by A.J. MacDonald, “Sandy Hook: Hoax or Truth?” He observed that, “The Boston bombing had everything Sandy Hook didn’t: video footage of the bombing, photos of the bombing, photos and videos of the wounded, and lots of blood.” But studies of the Boston bombing reveal the use of actors, fake blood and a staged sequence of events.
“The claim that Sandy Hook was a hoax”, he continues, “is founded upon the fact that we have no video of the shooter, no photos of the shooter, no video or photos of the victims, and no blood. And it seems to me that if lack of evidence is evidence of a hoax, then the Boston bombing isn’t a hoax. I’ve written on this subject before, and it boils down to epistemology, or answering the question: How do we know anything?”
But MacDonald only has it half-right: the absence of evidence counts as evidence only if the evidence that is absent should be present. And the presence of evidence only counts provided it is authentic rather than faked. When some evidence is on both sides, the challenge is to assess their respective weight on the basis of scientific principles of reasoning. Some cases, as we shall see, are easier to appraise than others.
Read all of this HERE. Make up your own mind.
‘The Interview’ Sony scandal explained in hilarious animations
Taiwanese Animators reenacts the facts behind news of Seth Rogen, James Franco, Kim Jong-un, hackers and Sony Pictures with the weirdest animated videos yet.
Leave it to Taiwanese Animators to make news even more exciting.
Nothing makes news more entertaining then when headline-grabbing stories are retold in bizarre animations from Taiwanese Animators, also known as Next Media Animation.
This week, headlines about Sony Pictures being hacked by North Korea over the new Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy “The Interview” got not one but two videos from Taiwanese Animators, explaining the incident step by step.
First, Sony Pictures is hacked of its internal data on such a huge scale that it makes “Wikileaks and the Snowden files look like a mere trickle,” according to one animated video.
Sony Pictures planned to release the fictional “Interview,” which centers on two journalists who are enlisted by the CIA to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. So the hackers leaked embarrassing emails — 34 gigs worth — from Sony Pictures that included executives revealing their true opinions of their own movies and employees (which weren’t always positive).
Some of the private email conversations, financial documents and memos that were published include Sony execs thinking Will Smith’s kids are box office poison and that comedian Kevin Hart is greedy, just to mention a few.
“Since Sony can’t really retaliate against North Korea, they’re just threatening to sue everyone who airs their dirty laundry instead,” Taiwanese Animators states in the video.
Then in the second animated video, we learn more about “The Interview” itself, including news that the original ending of the film was changed because it was too gory.
More to read plus the videos (funny as hell!) found HERE.
Two NYPD Officers Assassinated!
Saturday’s assassination of two New York Police Department officers (whose killer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, committed suicide immediately afterward ) is a shock which will hopefully shake some sense into protesters chanting, ”Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” and ”I Can’t Breathe!” It’s rumored he was a fugitive and even posted on Instagram, ” They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” and ended his tirade with, “This May Be My Final Post ” before going on a murder spree!
The motive seems to be revenge for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
No decent person can support shooting people seated in a car. Any anti-police brutality activist supporting such lethal sneak attacks only proves that he is a criminal masquerading as an advocate. Whether this bizarre murder/suicide can be explained away as other than homicidal outrage over recent high profile deaths, will be a circus of lies worth watching!
Reasonable anti-police brutality activists have a tragic opportunity to reach across the proverbial protest line and comfort cops and their allies now experiencing profound grief. No one group has the market cornered on human misery. The same sympathy demanded for Eric Garner and Michael Brown should now be extended to police and police supporters.
As this inflammatory episode unfolds, folks comfortable chanting, ” What do we want?! Dead cops! ” may find much less tolerate reception nationally in the wake of this assassination of two NYPD officers!
Be prepared people! All I can say. For the day is fast approaching that the war that obama and the rest of the muslim/black hate mongers are wanting will happen.