The NY Post has released a new video showing the aftermath of yesterday’s brutal executions of NYPD police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. I don’t think any further introduction is necessary:

Gothamist has a good rundown of what we know so far about the executioners, and what witnesses saw:

A witness told the Daily News, “There were like 75 cops here and a bunch ran toward the subway after the guy. There was a huge police presence there. Even undercovers were coming out of nowhere.”

Witness Courtney Felix described to the Post, “The cops were struggling to get out of the vehicle. They were hanging onto their wounds… One was clutching at his neck and the other was holding onto his collarbone. One cop stumbled out of the driver’s side and he leaned over to fall down. He was trying to catch himself. He was mostly on the floor and he was fading out.”

Another witness told the News, “They basically dragged two cops out their car/ I saw it. One was shot in the face. There was blood coming out of his face.”
Lucy Winfree said to the News that the gunshots woke her and she went to the roof to see what was happening, “There was a cop on the ground and everyone was around him. Someone was doing CPR on the cop. They put him on a stretcher and they ran him into an ambulance. They load him in and they hauled a–.”

Apparently Con Ed workers also witnessed the shooting and saw the fleeing Brinsley: According to the Post, they “followed [Brinsley] in their Con Ed truck as he ambled away from the carnage, still holding his silver Taurus semi-automatic. When they confronted Brinsley on the street, attempting to stop him, Brinsley leveled the gun at the two workers, and asked them, ‘You want some of this?’ The two backed off, and Brinsley ducked into the nearby G-train station.” The Con Ed workers then called the police to say he went into the station.

At this point, all we can do is pray for the families and colleagues. If you want to get involved in some #Hashtivism and beat back the radical narrative, you can follow the #BlueLivesMatter hashtag on Twitter.


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