NAACP Leader: “It’s Not Fair” to Blame Top Democrats for Execution Murders of Two NYPD Officers (Video)
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks told reporters today that it wasn’t fair to blame Democratic politicians for the execution style murders of two police officers on Saturday.
Brooks was invited on Face the Nation this morning.
New York City Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot dead by a crazed killer who said he was going to revenge the deaths of robber Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The Hill reported, via Free Republic:
The head of the NAACP said it is “not fair” for the leader of a prominent police union and former Gov. George Pataki (R-N.Y.) to blame Democratic politicians for the deaths of two New York City police officers.
“I don’t believe it’s fair to link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protest and aspirations of many people across the country, including the attorney general, the mayor, and the president is simply not fair,” Cornell William Brooks, the president of the NAACP, told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed Saturday afternoon while sitting in their patrol car by a man who posted messages to his social media accounts described by New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton as “very anti-police.”
Images of an Instagram account believed to belong to the suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, said he planned to undertake the killing as revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men who were killed in confrontations with white police officers. In both cases, grand juries declined to bring charges, sparking protests across the country.
JUST ONE WEEK AGO—
Several thousand protesters marched in New York City.
The protesters were part of Al Sharpton’s “Million Marchers” protest against police violence.
The protesters chanted “What do we want?… Dead cops!” as they marched in New York City.