Police On Alert Across America After Murder Of NYPD Officers

December 22, 2014

Fox News:

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NYPD gives update on killings of 2 police officers

Wear bulletproof vests. Avoid posting inflammatory statements on social media. Don’t make arrests unless you have to. Don’t patrol alone.



Those are some of the warnings police departments and unions around the country are giving to the rank-and-file after two NYPD officers were ambushed and shot in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday afternoon.

The murders of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn heightened fears about the safety of law enforcement officials nationwide, though there is no evidence any threats are imminent. The gunman, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had vowed in an Instagram post to put “wings on pigs” as retaliation for the slayings of black men at the hands of white police.

Brinsley was black; the slain New York Police Department officers were Hispanic and Asian.

Investigators are trying to determine if Brinsley had taken part in any protests over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, whose names he invoked in his online threat, or simply latched onto the cause for the final act in a violent rampage. Protests erupted in recent weeks after grand juries declined to charge officers involved in Garner’s death following a New York officer’s apparent chokehold and Brown’s fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

After the officers’ killings, a union-generated message at the 35,000-officer NYPD warned officers that they should respond to every radio call with two cars — “no matter what the opinion of the patrol supervisor” — and not make arrests “unless absolutely necessary.” The president of the detectives union told members in a letter to work in threes when out on the street, wear bulletproof vests and keep aware of their surroundings.

Another directive warned officers in Newark, New Jersey, not to patrol alone and to avoid people looking for confrontations. At the same time, a memo from an NYPD chief asked officers to limit their comments “via all venues, including social media, to expressions of sorrow and condolence.”

In Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey urged the leaders of protests over the deaths of Garner and Brown to “call for calm and not let this escalate any further.” In Boston, Police Commissioner William Evans said police issued an alert to officers to warn them about the New York City slayings and added that the department had issued several alerts following the decision by the Ferguson grand jury.

At a news conference Sunday afternoon, New York City Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters that Brimsley had numerous run-ins with law enforcement.had been arrested 15 times in Georgia, and four in Ohio for assorted crimes. He ranted online about authority figures and expressed “self-despair and anger at himself and where his life was,” Boyce said.

Right before the shooting, Brinsley talked to two people on the street, asking them for their gang affiliation, urging them to follow him on Instagram, and then declaring “watch what I’m going to do,” Boyce added.

The silver handgun used in Saturday’s shooting in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood was bought at a pawn shop in Georgia in 1996 and authorities are now working with the ATF to determine how it ended up in Brinsley’s hands.

They said he traveled frequently between the South and New York, where he fathered a child in Brooklyn, and had been in the city earlier in the week. Brinsley was born in Brooklyn.

Boyce said Brinsley’s mother believed he had undiagnosed mental problems and may have been on medication later in life but detective said they were still trying to determine if he had a mental illness. He attempted to hang himself a year ago, police said. His mother had told authorities that she was scared of her son and he had a troubled childhood, often acting violent.

Hours before shooting the officers, Brinsley had shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend, Shaneka Thompson, at her home in Baltimore.

Thompson’s neighbor Yevette Seay told The Associated Press that Thompson’s screams for help early Saturday jolted her out of bed.

“He shot me! I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die,” Seay recalled Thompson saying.

Seay called 911 as Thompson lay on the floor, clutching her stomach. Authorities have said Thompson is expected to survive.

Brinsley then traveled north on I-95 to New York City on a Bolt bus and arrived in Manhattan, according to Boyce.

Authorities are looking for information as to what Brinsley was up to shortly after noontime and before the shooting.

“I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let’s take 2 of theirs,” Brinsley wrote on his Instagram account Saturday hours before the killings, two city officials with direct knowledge of the case confirmed for The Associated Press. He used the hashtags Shootthepolice RIPErivGardner (sic) RIPMikeBrown. The post also included an image of a silver handgun and the message, “This may be my final post.” The post had more than 200 likes but also had many others admonishing his statements.

Shortly after the shooting, Brinsley fled to a nearby subway station, where he shot himself in the head as a subway train door full of people closed.

Two unnamed Con Edison workers tried to stop Brinsley before he entered the station, but retreated.

When the workers confronted Brinsley on the street, he pointed his gun at him and asked them, “You want some of this?” before they backed off, the New York Post reports.

The two workers alerted police to Brinsley’s location.

“That’s how the cops knew he was in there,” one law enforcement source told the New York Post.

Boyce said Sunday that the police “can’t thank those two individuals enough.”

Ramos’ cousin, Ronnie Gonzalez, said the family has already forgiven the gunman.

“He’s in the hands of God now,” Gonzalez said. “We don’t believe in vengeance, we just forgive.”

Lucy Ramos, his aunt, asked for a “peaceful co-existence” and hopes that the community can move forward from the shooting.

A candlelight vigil was held at the scene of the shooting on Sunday night.

Ramos was married with a 13-year-old son and had another in college, police and a friend told the Associated Press. He had been on the job since 2012 and was a school safety officer.

The New York Yankees will pay for the education of both children, the New York Daily News reports.

Liu had been on the job for seven years and got married two months ago.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Key Witness In Michael Brown Case May Not Have Actually Seen Him Die, Report Says

December 17, 2014

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A new report from The Smoking Gun calls into question the testimony and character of a grand jury witness who corroborated police officer Darren Wilson’s account of shooting Michael Brown.

The Smoking Gun confirmed that Sandra McElroy, a 45-year-old St. Louis resident who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is Witness 40, the person whose testimony aligned with Wilson’s account of how he killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, in August.

In a journal entry purportedly written just after the altercation, McElroy wrote that Brown charged at Wilson “like a football player, head down.” McElroy’s description of events contradicted testimony from Dorian Johnson and other witnesses who said Brown had his hands up before Wilson shot at him 13 times.

But The Smoking Gun reported that McElroy changed her story about why she was in Ferguson, has a history of making racist comments online and once inserted herself into another case by lying to police. The outlet also said McElroy “was nowhere near Canfield Drive on the Saturday afternoon Brown was shot to death.”

McElroy’s journal, where she described seeing the shooting, says she went to Florissant, Missouri, a town near Ferguson, on the morning of Brown’s death to “understand the Black race better so I stop calling Blacks Niggers and Start calling them People.” And in a subsequent entry describing the Brown-Wilson encounter, McElroy describes Brown as a “big kid” who “started running right at the cop” and “wouldn’t stop” even after the first three gunshots.

The Smoking Gun describes how McElroy did not mention the journal’s existence when she was first questioned by police, and how her description of events does not appear to be contemporaneous.

Read more at The Smoking Gun.

McElroy did not contact police until four weeks after she allegedly witnessed the shooting. During those four weeks, McElroy posted on Facebook in support of Wilson, writing “Prayers, support God Bless Officer Wilson,” and posting a comment about slavery on a news story about the case, The Smoking Gun reported.

The Smoking Gun also says McElroy changed her story after she originally spoke to police. Officers were skeptical of her account, wondering why she had happened to drive 30 miles to Ferguson from her home in St. Louis. McElroy originally claimed to be visiting an old classmate in Ferguson, telling police she stopped to smoke a cigarette and ask directions because she did not have the correct address or a cell phone number. Later, she testified she had gone to Ferguson to better understand African-Americans.

Since the identities of the grand jurors in the Darren Wilson case are secret, it is difficult to calculate the degree to which McElroy’s testimony affected the outcome or how seriously prosecutors considered it. Among the dozens of witnesses who offered conflicting versions of events, Witness 40’s story stood out for the way it “tracked” to Wilson’s account, The Smoking Gun noted.

Even without McElroy’s testimony, the evidence that the grand jury considered has been criticized as flawed. Wilson, after shooting Brown, washed the evidence off his body at the police station, and the first officer to interview Wilson didn’t bother taking any notes. As ThinkProgress noted, these and other errors may have helped tip the case in Wilson’s favor.

Prosecutor Robert McCulloch even cast doubt on many of the witness testimonies, saying that they “made statements inconsistent with other statements they made and also conflicting with the physical evidence. Some were completely refuted by physical evidence.”

BREAKING: The Primary “Witness” in the Mike Brown Shooting Did NOT Want This Info to Leak

jDecember 15, 2014

The Conservative Tribune:

The web of lies in Ferguson continues to unravel.

Now, one of the key “witnesses” who sparked riots has changed his story.

Since the police shooting of Michael Brown in August, the young black man named Dorian Johnson has insisted that he witnessed Officer Darren Wilson shoot Brown in the back.

However, it has now been revealed that Johnson admitted to the grand jury that he never actually saw a single bullet hit Brown in the back.

In other words, he simply made up a story that he wanted to be true, and kept repeating it— even after riots flared up and parts of Ferguson burned to the ground.

According to DC Beacon, Dorian Johnson told his false story to both the local police and the FBI.

When he was called to testify before jurors, that story fell apart. Without actually seeing Brown be hit in the back, the claim appears to have been based on just hearsay and make-believe.

Johnson was friends with Brown and was with him during the convenience store robbery that preceded the police altercation.

Reportedly, Dorian Johnson has lied to police before.

In 2011, he was arrested for filing a false police report. He also has other criminal charges on his record.

Lying to investigators is no small matter under the best of circumstances, but it was made even worse in the Ferguson case.

It now seems clear that Johnson knew that his story would fan the flames of rioting, yet he never tried to correct it.

Dorian Johnson is one of many people in Ferguson who need to be investigated for inciting riots.

If it is true that he made false statements to the police, he should be held accountable.

Violence, arson, and destruction came as a direct result of people believing the false narrative in Ferguson.

Every piece of evidence shows that Officer Wilson defended himself lawfully — but to people like Johnson, it appears that a narrative of hatred is more important than the facts.

ABSURD: 12-Year-Old White Boy Brutally Murdered by Black Man… Media Ignores It

hDecember 15, 2014

Conservative Tribune:

There’s a terrible double standard in the mainstream media.

One piece at a time, that flaw is being revealed — but sadly, it’s taking tragedies to expose the problem.

A 12 year old boy is at the center of the latest tragedy that is being ignored by the news.

His name was Keith Passmore, and he was recently shot in Georgia.

While names such as Michael Brown and Eric Garner are receiving national attention, almost nobody has heard of Keith Passmore.

The reason is both simple and infuriating: This 12 year old boy’s death doesn’t fit the media’s narrative.

Passmore was sitting in a pickup truck with 20 year old Christopher Martin.

The two were parked outside a house, apparently waiting to pick somebody up. [H/T:YoungCons]

Suddenly, a man dressed entirely in black clothing banged on the vehicle’s door and told Passmore to “open up.”

The older Martin recognized that they were in a dangerous situation and told the 12 year old not to open the door.

Martin started the truck and tried to drive away — but the would-be carjacker fired a handgun at them.

Christopher Martin was able to speed off. When he yelled to Passmore to see if he was okay, there was no response.

The boy had been hit by one of the bullets and did not survive.

As you might have already guessed based on the above reference to the media’s narrative, Keith Passmore was white and his killer is black.

In an ideal world, the race of the shooter and victim should not matter.

However, the media’s double standard and their obsession with one particular narrative means that we do not live in an ideal world.

“Black Lives Matter” is the slogan that is chanted by protesters and repeated by the media.

There is one important question: Shouldn’t all lives matter?

Something is deeply wrong when Michael Brown is a household name, yet a 12 year old boy is only a footnote because his skin color is too light.

It is a trend. Over the past several months, there has been a media circus over black men in places like Ferguson and New York.

Meanwhile, events that do not fit their narrative are quietly kept out of the news.

In Missouri, a white Bosnian man was violently murdered by a group of black men with hammers — yet it was barely reported.

Shortly after, another group of black thugs in the same location pulled a white woman out of her car and beat her unconscious. The media was strangely silent.

A white teenage girl named Ashley Marie Scott was murdered by a black shooter in Illinois. Her name isn’t in the headlines.

Four black gang members executed white police officer Kevin Quick in Virginia. It’s a safe bet that Al Sharpton won’t be holding a rally in his memory.

When the media promotes a chosen narrative on race and ignores deaths that don’t fit it, the racial division and environment of poisonous resentment only grows.

The double standard is an important problem that needs to end.

Harvard Dean of College Rides Naked Man to Prove “Black Lives Matter”

December 12, 2014

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Tuition at Harvard is over $40,000. The current intellectual value of a Harvard education can be measured in the spare change found under a sofa cushion.

Some people say that we’re “becoming” Rome or Weimar Germany. Nope. We’re already there.These idiots are our future leaders. They are going to be the ones running the country, running the important organizations, private and public, profit and non-profit. They are going to be our experts and our journalists.

If America doesn’t shake off its establishment ruling class, these will go on being our leaders.

The run is a College tradition in which students, at times inebriated, run naked around the Yard on the eve of the first day of exams. It usually attracts more than a hundred participants.

Protesters said that their goal was not to protest Primal Scream itself, but to hold a four-and-a-half minute period of silence before the run for Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner of New York

And where better to hold a moment of silence? This seems exactly like the time and place to live up to Michael Brown and Eric Garner’s memory.

As student streakers began to gather, talking and shouting, just a few yards away, the protesters, some of them clad in black sweatshirts with the words, “I ♥ Black People,” stayed silent.

After failing to quiet the students with a megaphone, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana  was lifted onto the back of a half-naked man, from where Khurana tried to quiet the crowd again.

Dean Khurana was just riding that naked man because that’s how he much he cares about black people. It was a sacrifice. Really.

When the streakers continued to talk, the protesters broke their silence, chanting, “Silence. Silence.” Meanwhile, shouts of “U.S.A., U.S.A.!” erupted from the group of runners, drowning out the calls for silence by the protesters. Primal Scream participants have also chanted “U.S.A., U.S.A.!” during past runs.

But chanting “U.S.A.” is now racist.

Amanda D. Bradley ’15, who helped organize the protest, said that while she did not know the intentions of the primal screamers, she felt disgusted by what they were chanting.

“For people to say black lives matter, and for the crowd to shout back ‘U.S.A.,’ which is upholding a system that is oppressing black people, I think that that is problematic,” she said.

That’s the real agenda here. It’s not about black people. It’s always about destroying America.

The protesters turned to face the streakers after they finished their first lap around the Yard, forcing some streakers to run off the path and into the middle of the Yard. Some runners chanted, “black lives matter!” while others shouted obscenities.

America, these are your future leaders.

Man Who Robbed Store With Michael Brown Lands Gov’t Job!

December 11, 2014

By: Slade Johnston (Breaking911 Newsroom):

The man who coined the slogan ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ has landed a government job. Dorian Johnson infamously known as Michael Brown’s accomplice in the strong armed robbery of a convenience store, was captured in surveillance video stealing Swisher Sweets cigarillos  minutes before Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown. Johnson was also walking with Brown when they were stopped in the street by Wilson.

Johnson was the man who  falsely stated that Michael Brown was shot from behind as he surrendered himself to the officer.  Autopsy results disproved the claim and  showed that Michael brown was forward facing when Wilson shot and killed the teen.

According to STltoday.com, Johnson has been hired via the government low income program SLATE.

Johnson has not been and probably will not be charged in the strong-arm robbery of the store.

Breaking911.com  couldn’t reach Johnson for comment.

BREAKING: The REAL Michael Brown They Don’t Want You to See… (SHOCKING VIDEO RELEASE)

December 10, 2014

Michael Brown 1 (revised)


by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled

Most people are aware of who Michael Brown is. Or should I say “was?”  Well, most people only know the Michael Brown that Imam Al Sharpton and many other ignorant race-baitors would have you believe he was.

This is the REAL Michael Brown they don’t want “you” to see…


Michael Brown Criminally Assaults and Robs an Old Man:

This may not be Michael Brown. Please go to this Snopes and judge for yourself. http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/shawnspall.asp

Video source: Confidential by request

The Award for Funniest Reaction to a Fox Reporter’s Question Goes to… This NYC Protester

December 9, 2014

Tender Sensibilities – Columbia Law School Permits Students To Postpone Final Exams If They’re Suffering “Emotional Impairment” From Mike Brown/Eric Garner Decisions…

December 8, 2014

The Last Refuge:

The Dean of Columbia Law School writes:

dramatic faintingThe grand juries’ determinations to return non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have shaken the faith of some in the integrity of the grand jury system and in the law more generally. For some law students, particularly, though not only, students of color, this chain of events is all the more profound as it threatens to undermine a sense that the law is a fundamental pillar of society designed to protect fairness, due process and equality.

For these reasons, after consultation with students in the law school and with colleagues on the law faculty and in the administration, I am taking the following steps to assure our responsiveness and involvement in this particular moment:

trauma kid– In recognition of the traumatic effects these events have had on some of the members of our community, Dean Greenberg-Kobrin and Yadira Ramos-Herbert, Director, Academic Counseling, have arranged to have Dr. Shirley Matthews, a trauma specialist, hold sessions next Monday and Wednesday for anyone interested in participating to discuss the trauma that recent events may have caused .

– Several members of the faculty have agreed to schedule special office hours next week to be available for students who would like support and/or would like to talk about the implications of the Brown and Garner non-indictments. These office hours will include:

Conrad Johnson – Monday, 12:00 – 2:00, Room 833
Olati Johnson – Monday, 12:00 – 4:00, Room 630
Susan Sturm – Wednesday, 2:15 – 3:15, Room 617
Katherine Franke – Monday, 1:00 – 3:00, Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00, Room 637

– I support the idea of an open community dialogue to discuss the concerns of students in the wake of recent events, and to share diverse and collective notions of injustice that these cases raise. I will encourage all members of our community to attend.

– The law school has a policy and set of procedures for students who experience trauma during exam period. In accordance with these procedures and policy,students who feel that their performance on examinations will be sufficiently impaired due to the effects of these recent events may petition Dean Alice Rigas to have an examination rescheduled.

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Anybody, ANYBODY, who would hire one of these traumatized wallflowers is an absolute idiot !

Into the Valley of the Shadow of Death

December 6, 2014



A while ago I wrote about the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. At that time I predicted that the police officer would be found not guilty at trial and that the town would then soon be set aflame. It was an easy prediction only because we have seen this scenario played out again and again (and since) here in the United States. I did expect a trial however, and was a bit surprised that no indictment of the officer was handed down and that this seems to be a new trend. Why have the state pay for an expensive state trial when…the outcome is well, let’s be honest, never really in doubt?

But It seems to me that by streamlining the judicial process and doing away with the semblance of “blind justice” when it comes to holding police officers accountable for their actions, is a wrong step in the arrogant direction. And especially when the testimony put forth by Officer Wilson before the grand jury and then publicly proclaimed by the would-be prosecutor to be the indisputably corroborated Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, seems to be so embarrassingly… black and white if you will, as in good vs. evil, Eloi vs. Morlock, and El Toro vs. the bull fighter,…

For goodness sakes were there no shades of gray to this tragic incident? According to officer Wilson’s testimony when he sees the teenager in the road he is nothing but friendly and politely asks Michael Brown to move to the sidewalk. Michael Brown is immediately angry, rude and aggressive and swears at the officer. Then when officer Wilson tries to exit his police car Mr Brown inexplicably shoves him back in and quickly begins punching and beating him so severely and with such force that officer Wilson says that he, a trained adult police officer, feels like a child in the hands of an 18 year old black teenager who he likens to “Hulk Hogan”.

Officer Wilson then realizes that he is one punch away from unconsciousness and then possibly being shot to death with his own gun… so he quickly pulls out his gun, hears Michael Brown call him “too much of a fucking pussy to shoot me.” (daring for his own death?) and then manages to fire a shot which wounds Mr. Brown in the thumb, sending the “demonic” teenager running away.

Now the story could have ended here with the officer driving away in his vehicle, calling in for help and then soon after apprehending the fleeing and wounded Mr. Brown…for where oh where was Mr. Brown going to go? But officer Wilson, who had been but one punch from death, ( and a severe concussion?) decides that it is his duty to pull himself together and run after Mr. Brown with his gun now drawn so as to heroically stop the crazed teenager from wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting citizenry, all of whom are now in danger as far as officer Wilson is concerned.

And then, for some strange and bizarre reason, the wounded Mr. Brown, who has lost one of his flip flops in the escape, decides that running away is not for him either (He would rather brazenly run into the valley of death?) and so he turns to face the policeman and then grunts, makes the most intense and aggressive face officer Wilson has ever seen, hops, to begin his run, puts his right hand in his waistband as though he is going for a gun, balls his left hand up into a fist  and then charges directly for the officer and his pointed weapon.

After 2 shots to the chest that puncture his lungs and break ribs, 2 to the arm and one shot that enters above Mr Brown’s right eye and exits through his chin, Mr. Brown is still charging and in fact lowers his head as if to ram officer Wilson and win the day, but a final shot enters the top of the teenager’s skull and he falls dead to the ground.

If this story were a screenplay I would ask for a re-write on the grounds that it was so shamelessly stereotypical… Wouldn’t you? It reads more like a big white game hunter on safari then it does a confrontation between 2 human beings. But that was officer Wilson’s story as presented to the grand jury and both the testimony and autopsy and other eye witness accounts can be found on-line so you don’t have to believe my paraphrased synopsis or anyone elses for that matter. You can simply look over the evidence yourself.

Which begs the question: Why not go to trial with such a polarizing and public case, especially in light of all of the other recent and similar incidents where an African American citizen (one a 12 year old child in Cleveland!) (another strangled to death on the streets of NYC) was killed by a police officer? Statistically police kill more whites than blacks, In absolute terms. However, there are more than five times more whites than blacks in America. So, When comparing death rates, blacks are about three times more likely than whites to die in a confrontation with police. So wouldn’t it make sense to at least look a little more closely into these police confrontations where extreme force is used?

Unless we show some self restraint and serious introspection in such grave matters as these, Where is our humility? Our humanity? Our humbleness or sense of decency as a society headed?

Officer Wilson has since resigned from his position as a police officer but I predict that eventually he will resurface as a consultant to a law enforcement agency or spokesperson for a gun advocacy group or the NRA. Maybe he’ll even join the public speaking circuit alongside the likes of Sarah Palin or Ted Nugent..and at a much higher salary that he ever enjoyed as a public servant. In terms of life time earnings, This could in fact be the best thing that ever happened to him. Who knows? But the chances of a positive outcome for Michael Brown’s family and the other families of such tragedies? Not so much.

So would asking for an in depth public trial, inquiry, investigation, probe, examination, review, analysis, exploration, or hearing really be such an insult to law enforcement or the publicly elected government that oversees them? Really? If we are satisfied or appeased with this outcome then shame on all of us.