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Who polices the police?

Communist Party USA - 15 Aug 2018
Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who ambushed the two NYPD officers, was apparently mentally unstable, had a criminal history, and had shot his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore prior to killing those police officers. He is black. As one commentator at has put it ...
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Blue Alerts will warn you when local police are in danger

The Verge - 19 Dec 2017
Liu and Ramos were shot and killed in 2015 by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who had declared to a court previously that he was mentally ill. At the time of the incident, NYPD cops received a fax from Baltimore PD about Brinsley heading to New York, but it was ...
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Suspect in Police Shootings Carries Lengthy Arrest Resume

U.S. News & World Report - 22 Dec 2014
Brooklyn, New York native Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, is suspected of killing Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu of the NYPD as they ate lunch in their patrol car Saturday shortly before 3 p.m., according to the The Wall Street Journal and WPIX New York.
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Gunman executes 2 NYPD cops in Garner 'revenge'

New York Post - 21 Dec 2014
Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant just before 3 p.m. when they were shot point-blank in the head by lone gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, who had addresses in Georgia, ...
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Social media posts threatened 'pigs'

USA TODAY - 22 Dec 2014
Police found a silver handgun by the body of Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, who died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in a subway station after running from the scene where Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot in their parked patrol car Saturday ...
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Instagram account depicts troubled shooter

Baltimore Sun - 24 Dec 2014
As Ismaaiyl Brinsley made his way to New York from Baltimore County to kill two police officers, detectives discovered he was foreshadowing the violent attack on an Instagram account. "I'm Putting Wings On Pigs Today," read the message that has now ...
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Domestic Violence Is Violence

Slate Magazine - 24 Dec 2014
Of course, later that day Brinsley went on to murder New York police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, so we now know that his shooting of Thompson was no private, isolated incident. The more difficult question is why anyone ever assumed that it was.
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Cop Killer's Instagram: "I'm Putting Wings on Pigs Today"

Gawker - 21 Dec 2014
Just hours before 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot two cops "execution-style" in Brooklyn on Saturday, the killer announced his planned crime on social media, writing, "I'm Putting Wings on Pigs Today. They Take 1 of Ours...
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Con Ed workers confronted gunman after he shot cops

New York Post - 21 Dec 2014
One of the workers called 911 and the other flagged down a patrol car, which started following shooter Ismaaiyl Brinsley. The two also followed Brinsley in their red truck as he walked on holding his silver Taurus automatic — and even tried to ...

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