28-year-old Baltimore resident Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, shot and killed two New York Police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, as they sat in a patrol car, whilst on duty in Brooklyn, New York. After shooting his girlfriend in Baltimore, Brinsley traveled to New York to exact revenge on police for the deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown.
Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley
Brinsley crept up on the officer's patrol car from behind and shot them in the head in a terrible ambush attack. Brinsley's mother stated he has struggled with mental illness his entire life and tried to commit suicide at age 13. He was an aspiring rapper, who made troubled posts on social networking espousing violence against police.
Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu
As the Judiciary Report has repeatedly stated, there are good and bad cops out there. You can't paint everyone with the same brush, writing off all police nor should you seek to take the law into your own hands in harming an officer of the law. This was not self-defense. This was the execution of two police officers who were not engaged in any wrongdoing. Violence only begets more violence. They key is to stop murders, not create more. That does not solve anything, only makes things worse.