In addition to Jason himself being on the job, all three of us have close family or friends wearing a badge who face threats like this all day, everyday.
Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
This isn’t “revenge.” This was the cold-blooded murder of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. There’s no justification for it. Regardless of how one feels about Garner, Brown, Rice, or anyone else, this is wrong and neither of these officers deserved this. No good can come of it and one can only hope this isn’t a sign of things to come.
An interesting post popped up on TheBlaze.com yesterday. It’s a post by a former NYPD officer who went from being a gun grabber to realizing the hypocrisy of the government for which he worked.
“Believing that ‘if you have a gun, the criminal will take it and use it on you,’ I was going to be a do-gooder. I was going to aggressively get those evil guns off the street. We were the cops. We were trained. We had guns, you didn’t need one. We were there to protect you.
How wrong I was.” – John Cardillo (NYPD Ret.) via I Used To Come For Your Guns – Now I Support Your Right to Defend Yourself | TheBlaze.com.
It’s worth a read. He’s a convert. May be there’s hope for New York City. We’ve long known that the state is largely held hostage by the likes of Bloomberg and the Cuomo family. But maybe, just maybe, the city itself isn’t quite as deserving of being wiped off the map like the crap stain it often seems to be.