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Funeral for #NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos (LIVE)

Funeral for #NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos (LIVE)

Tens of thousands of police officers attend.

Today is the funeral for fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos, executed along with officer Wenjian Liu.

Live Video and Twitter feeds below, as well as our own select updates.

[Funeral over, video feeds removed]

Rafael Ramos family at funeral

Rafael Ramos NYPD Funeral casket being carried out

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Rafael Ramos family with flag


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Let me guess … Papa Joe is standing in because 0b0z0 is golfing today …

legacyrepublican | December 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

I know a lot is being said about the officers turning their backs.

Years ago, there was a video of New Yorkers showing disrespect towards the GOP during the GOP convention.

I had to note that it was the NYPD that kept this unruly bunch from doing harm.

When the mayor of NYC shows support towards a group of protesters calling for their deaths, I would think that turning their backs to show they feel abandoned is appropriate and is done with decorum.

A mayor who feels he needs to bring order to the NYPD should not be helping create an atmosphere in which each officer fears for their life.

    NavyMustang in reply to legacyrepublican. | December 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    DeBlasio needs to publicly apologize to the NYPD and then go to each precinct and do it face to face. It would be good if he got on his knees and begged for forgiveness too, but that’s probably too much to wish for.

    DeBlasio made his bed. Sleep in it.

    As far as all those chuckleheads who disapprove of the NYPD silent treatment, to use a good NYC saying, “Pound sand!”

I know this incident is normally described as an execution, but it really bothers me because the word’s normally used to describe an AUTHORIZED killing. There’s no authority here, not even an illegitimate one, and it makes me cringe to hear this murder / killing / assassination described with a term that implies there was.

    9thDistrictNeighbor in reply to ecreegan. | December 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Famous assassins: John Wilkes Booth; Lee Harvey Oswald; James Earl Ray. No authority there, not even an illegitimate one. Were they incited to murder? Absolutely. Was Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley incited to murder? Absolutely. Assassination is just another word for cold-blooded murder.

    amwick in reply to ecreegan. | December 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I believe that NYCPD Commissioner Bill Bratton called it an assassination. He told Detective Ramos’ sons that “Your dad was assassinated because he represented something, and that’s true, he did, he represented the men and women of the New York City Police Department. He was the embodiment of our model, Fidelis ad mortem, faithful unto death”

    Thank you Commissioner.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to ecreegan. | December 28, 2014 at 4:54 am

    The “execution” term fizzled pretty quickly and was replaced with the more accurate “assassination.”

    Biden acquitted himself fairly well for a change – no major gaffes, he carried himself better than he usually does. he looked uncomfortable as he was leaving like he wanted to get the hell out instead of being the usual garrulous Joe. Not his crowd.

    Thousands of officers turned their back on de Blasio, who just keeps stepping in over and over. I was thrilled to see it.

    O hope de Blasio’s next stop is recall.

    The dignity of these 23k officers was beyond impressive. It make a huge statement, and full national support was evident.

    Hats off to JetBlue for the free plane rides of any officers wanting to go from anywhere in the country.

    May this fine man RIP, and may God bless his beautiful, loving family.