Sunday, December 21, 2014

Two Police Officers Fatally Shot in Brooklyn; Suspect Is Found Dead | Ismaaiyl Brinsley: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Police officer shot and killed in Florida - CNN | One man killed, two injured in stabbing on Blue Hill Avenue - Boston Globe | 1 dead, many injured in shooting at suburban party - San Francisco Chronicle | France Probes Knife Attack on Police | Sony Hackers Mock FBI: 'You Are An Idiot' | North Korea threatens 'ultra-harsh action' on US soil over hacking allegation

2 New York Police Officers Killed in Ambush

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U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the shooting of two New York City police officers at point-blank range in broad daylight as they sat in their car Saturday. The president, who is vacationing in Hawaii, said "two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification." The two police officers - Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos - were sitting in their police car in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant area when 28-year-old...

Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

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PARIS (AP) -- Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps - and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season....

14 Killed in Attacks in Afghanistan

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Seven police officers have been killed in a northern Afghanistan province after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents. Police officials in Jawzjan province say five other police officers were wounded in the attack late Saturday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. In a separate incident, seven civilians were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in eastern Kunar province. The casualties include two children. Three others were wounded in the...

Hillary Clinton *drops* to a 49-point lead for the Democrats' 2016 nomination - Washington Post (blog)

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Hillary Clinton *drops* to a 49-point lead for the Democrats' 2016 nomination
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The year 2014 brought a mixed bag for Hillary Clinton's presidential hopes. Her popularity continued to decline, her book tour drew mixed reviews (along with her book), and some in the liberal wing of the part are urging Elizabeth Warren to challenge her for ...

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US Asks China for Help in Blocking N. Korea Cyber Attacks

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The United States has rejected an offer by North Korea for a joint investigation in the hacking of Sony Pictures, and is reaching out to China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang. A U.S. official has said that in security talks with China, both sides agreed that conducting destructive cyber attacks is outside the norm of a civilized country. The request could be problematical because Washington has long said Chinese cyber theft has threatened U.S. defense secrets, hurt American...

Earl of Cardigan is forced to sell £12million estate despite long battle to preserve the property given to his family by William the Conqueror 900 years ago

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The Earl of Cardigan's mansion has been bought for nearly £12 million after a long and ultimately unsuccessful battle to prevent the sale of the home that has been in his family for 900 years.

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Jailed Ingush Oppositionist Faces New Criminal Charge

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Businessman Iles Tatiyev, 42, who chairs a North Caucasus NGO that promotes cooperation between the executive branch and civil society, has been charged with money-laundering just weeks before he was due to qualify for pre-term release from jail for good behavior.

Elton John marries his long-term partner David Furnish

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Couple officially wed exactly nine years after their civil partnership and post pictures of their big day on social media
Sir Elton John and David Furnish have officially married – exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.
The veteran musician married his partner at their Windsor estate on Sunday, with a number of stars expected to attend the ceremony.
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Police officer shot and killed in Florida - CNN

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(CNN) -- A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. A suspect is in custody. The fatal shooting occurred in a residential area in the predawn hours, said Cecilia Barreda from the Pinellas County ... 
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NYPD officers' killing 'an attack on what we hold dear' - video

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The New York City mayor Bill de Blasio describes the murder of two NYPD officers as a 'particularly despicable act.' Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot dead by gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley as they sat in a marked patrol car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. Brinsley went on to take his own life Continue reading...

NYPD murders: 'there is blood on many hands', says police union president - video 

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The president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association says New York's mayor has much to answer for after two NYPD officers were murdered by a gunman on Saturday. Patrick Lynch slams Bill de Blasio's handling of street protests that followed the killing of two unarmed black men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, at the hands of police Continue reading...

Reaction to the fatal shootings of 2 NYC police officers

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Reaction to the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers on Saturday by a gunman who, according to authorities, announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner....
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1 dead, many injured in shooting at suburban party - San Francisco Chronicle

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1 dead, many injured in shooting at suburban party
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CALUMET CITY, Ill. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has died and several were injured in a shooting at a house party in a south Chicago suburb. Calumet City Police Chief Edward Gilmore said in a news release about 100 to 150 young people were in the ...
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Egypt’s President Replaces Intelligence Chief

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President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed Gen. Mohamed Farid el-Tohamy, an influential mentor, and named Khaled Fawzy, a top deputy in the intelligence service, as his successor.

A Clash of Cake and Faith | The New York Times

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A Colorado bakery owner's refusal to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is headed to court. Produced by: Mike Shum and Ashley Maas Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1A6t4s4 Subscribe...
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Russia blocks Facebook protest page

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Kremlin fears popular revolution in the mould of Ukraine’s Maidan square or the Arab Spring

France Probes Knife Attack on Police

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French authorities have asked antiterrorism prosecutors to investigate an attack involving a knife-wielding man who stabbed and injured three police officers in central France.

Uzbeks vote in elections expected to reinforce Karimov's grip on power

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Uzbeks went to the polls on Sunday to vote in parliamentary elections at which all four parties support President Islam Karimov, ensuring that the ballot will further reinforce his 23-year grip on power.
  
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Hillary Clinton Support Dips In New Poll - Huffington Post

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Hillary Clinton Support Dips In New Poll
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Hillary Clinton's lead over potential 2016 Democratic rivals has shrunk considerably, a new poll finds. According to the poll, from ABC News and the Washington Post, 61% of likely Democratic voters say they would vote for Clinton. This is down from last ...

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World's Top Oil Producer Says It Will Ride Out Price Slump - New York Times

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World's Top Oil Producer Says It Will Ride Out Price Slump
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ABU DHABI — The world's top petroleum exporter, Saudi Arabia, said on Sunday that it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that it planned to ride out the market's biggest slump ...
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Justin Welby: church looking to heal deep divisions on same-sex marriage 

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Archbishop of Canterbury avoids disclosing own views on issue but talks candidly about family problems on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said he is trying to heal the split in the Anglican church over same-sex marriage.
“If you love them you have to listen to them very, very carefully,” he said in reference to the passionately held but opposing views among believers during his appearance as guest castaway on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
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Saudi Arabia Won't Cut Oil Output

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Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years. Referring to countries outside of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi told reporters: “If they want to cut production, they are welcome. We are not going to cut, certainly Saudi Arabia is...

ISIS jihadist's widow posts picture of boy posing with gun by Islamic flag - Daily Mail

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ISIS jihadist's widow posts picture of boy posing with gun by Islamic flag
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The next generation: A picture of a youngster posing with a toy gun in front of an ISIS flag. It was tweeted by Londoner Umm Khattab, the teenaged widow of an ISIS fighter. The 18-year-old British widow of an ISIS fighter killed fighting in Syria has tweeted a ...
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Sony Hackers Mock FBI: 'You Are An Idiot'

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The note, which calls the agency "the BEST in the world", comes after North Korea said it could prove it was not behind the hack.

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Kerry: US- Cuba Thaw Will Advance Interests for Both

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba will advance U.S. interests as well as those of the Cuban people. In an opinion piece published Saturday in the Miami Herald, Kerry said the 11 million people of Cuba have waited far too long - more than half a century - to, in his words, "fulfill their democratic aspirations" and build closer ties with the rest of the world. Kerry said Obama's decision reflected a...

Morale is flagging within the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isi... 

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Morale is flagging within the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, as the militant group confronts not only obstacles to its military conquests but discontent among its own ranks. An activist opposed to the Syrian regime and Isis said Isis had executed 100 foreign fighters trying to flee


Isis morale falls as momentum slows and casualties mount - FT.com
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Flagging morale, desertion and factionalism are starting to affect the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, testing the cohesion of the jihadi force as its military momentum slows. Activists and fighters in parts of eastern Syria

Independent Belarusian News Websites Blocked

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Several independent news websites have been blocked in Belarus, where the government exerts close control of the news media.

Pakistan Hangs Four More Terrorists After School Attack - NDTV

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Pakistan Hangs Four More Terrorists After School Attack
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Pakistan Army troops stand guard at a road leading to the central prison in Lahore. (Associated Press). submit to reddit; inShare; Add to Flipboard Magazine. email. Faisalabad: Pakistan on Sunday executed four more militants after ending a six-year old ...
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U.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan government websites

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious software likely linked to China is being used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say.






  

Four militants hanged in Pakistan as execution campaign widens

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week.
  
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Police Officer Shot And Killed In Florida

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A police officer has been shot to death in Florida, authorities say, hours after two cops were killed in Brooklyn.

WorldViews: Stripped of duties, controversial Indian diplomat defends conduct 

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A controversial Indian diplomat whose arrest on visa fraud charges triggered a diplomatic row with the United States last year said Sunday that she had been unfairly stripped of her duties in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, even as officials investigate further charges against her.Read full article >>






North Korea threatens 'ultra-harsh action' on US soil over hacking allegation 

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SEOUL — North Korea threatened to carry out 'ultra-harsh' military action on US soil Sunday, one day after US President Barack Obama vowed a proportional response against the North's alleged hacking attack into Sony Pictures.

Russian Facebook blocks event page for opposition rally

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Page inviting Alexei Navalny’s supporters to attend a rally on the day his case’s verdict is announced is blocked to Russian users
Russian Facebook has blocked a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician.
On Friday a page for was created for an event on 15 January, the day that Alexei Navalny, a critic of President Vladimir Putin, will hear the verdict in a controversial embezzlement case that could see him sent him to prison for 10 years.
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North Korea warns U.S.: Worse is coming

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North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview."
    

Indian prince fights for gay rights

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A disowned gay Indian prince has become an activist for gay rights in the country where little tolerance exists.
    


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Pakistan says arrests made in Taliban school carnage - Economic Times

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Pakistan says arrests made in Taliban school carnage
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's interior minister says authorities have made arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says Sunday the authorities have picked up several people ...
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New Jersey critiques US power plant plans - San Francisco Chronicle

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New Jersey critiques US power plant plans
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration is joining other critics of President Barack Obama in voicing disproval for a federal proposal to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The state called the planned rules "incomplete, ...
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One man killed, two injured in stabbing on Blue Hill Avenue - Boston Globe

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One man killed, two injured in stabbing on Blue Hill Avenue
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Three men were stabbed early this morning on Blue Hill Avenue, leaving one man in his 20s dead, according to Boston police. Police responded at 4:21 a.m. to reports of a stabbing at 558 Blue Hill Ave., in the vicinity of a house party, said Boston Police ...
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ismaaiyl brinsley - Google Search

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    Ismaaiyl Brinsley: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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    Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two NYPD officers before committing suicide in Brooklyn’s Bed Stuy neighborhood just before 3 p.m. on December 20. He’s believed to have walked up to the cop’s patrol car and opened fire, “execution” style. The murdered cops have been named as officersWenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Brinsley Shot Himself Dead on a Crowded Subway Platform

    After the shooting, he took his own life. Brinsley, 28, ran to the platform of a Subway station on Marcy Avenue and killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports NBC New York.
    He was taken to a Brooklyn hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police recovered a silver handgun from his death scene. One witness told the New York Daily News that Brinsley just walked up “shot the cop in the head.”

    2. Reports Say it Was a Revenge Mission for Eric Garner & Michael Brown

    darren wilson photo, cop who shot michael brown
    Both cops were rushed to Woodhull Medical Center in critical condition after the shooting. Sadly, the two officers were pronounced dead just after 5 p.m. on December 20. The New York Post reportsthat detectives believe that the gunman thought of the shooting as a revenge mission for Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Both officers had been working overtime on an anti-terrorism drill when the shooting happened.
    One of his last Instagram posts included lyrics to the 50 Cent song “Green Lantern,” never had a hot gun on your waist and blood on your shoe…n*gga you ain’t been through what I been through you not like me and I’m not like you.” The post included the hashtags, “#BrooklynGoHard #ConeyIsland,”reports the New York Post. The next showed a picture of a silver handgun with the words “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours…Let’s take 2 of theirs.” It included the hashtags “#shootthepolice” as well as references to Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The Rev. Al Sharpton told the Wall Street Journal that he had spoken to the family of Eric Garner:
    The Garner family and I have always stressed that we do not believe that all police are bad, in fact we have stressed that most police are not bad.
    The shooting happened on a busy Saturday afternoon along Myrtle Avenue and Tompkins Avenue in Broklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. It happened close to the Tompkins Houses apartment buildings.

    3. He Is Suspected of Shooting a Family Member in the Stomach

    New York One reports that he had shot someone in Baltimore and had come to New York City with the sole intention of killing NYPD officers. The New York Daily News reports that details about the Baltimore shooting were “scarce” but that a family member of Brinsley’s said the NYPD shooter had shot her in the stomach. The newspaper refers to Brinsley as a “gang member.” Josh Dawsey of the Wall Street Journal tweeted that Brinsley had ties in Brooklyn but his last known address was in Georgia.
    Around eight hours before the shooting, Brinsley posted this message to Facebook:

    4. He Speaks Arabic

    According to his Facebook page, Brinsley speaks Arabic. His favorite quotation on his page is:
    The Foot You Step On Today Could Be Connected To The The Ass You May Have To Kiss Tomorrow.
    On his Facebook page he went by the moniker “Bleau Barracuda.” According to an arrest sheet for Brinsley from 2007 in Georgia, his middle name is Abdullah. In that incident, Brinsley was accused of criminal trespass.
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    5. This Is the Second Major Attack Against NYPD Officers in 2 Months

    This shooting comes two months after axe-wielding maniac, Zale Thompson, attacked a group of NYPD officers. He wounded two but was shot dead by the other cops who were present. Thompson’s Facebook page showed multiple references to Black Power. Prior to the attack, he had been discharged from the Navy.
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    Cop killer in NYPD slays ran with Black Guerrilla Family

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    The cold-blooded cop-hater who gunned down two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday is suspected of being a member of a notorious prison gang that has declared open season on the NYPD.
    Detectives were headed to Baltimore on Saturday night to probe Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s ties to the Black Guerrilla Family, sources told the Daily News.
    One source said Baltimore police were already investigating Brinsley’s connection to the gang, which started in California’s San Quentin Prison in the 1960s by Black Panther member George Jackson.
    “BGF has been talking about getting back at cops for Eric Garner and Ferguson,” a source told The News, citing intelligence intercepted in Baltimore area prisons.
    Brinsley boasted on social media about wanting to kill cops hours before ambushing two police officers on Saturday afternoon as they sat in their patrol car outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
    “I’m putting wings on pigs today,” he posted on Instagram, referencing the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island.
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    At a press conference on Saturday night, Mayor de Blasio called Brinsley "this horrible assassin."
    Brinsley, 28, also shot his former girlfriend in her home outside of Baltimore about 5:45 a.m. before traveling to New York, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said. He took his life by shooting himself in the head inside a subway station near the Tompkins Houses after ambushing the two cops.
    The stunning events in New York came just days after Black Guerrilla Family members began spreading the word that they were “preparing to shoot on-duty police officers.”
    As the Daily News reported on Dec. 6, an undercover NYPD cop learned of a Black Guerrilla Family plot to kill NYPD officers on Dec. 5 — three days after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Garner’s chokehold death in July. At least ten BGF members were “preparing to shoot on duty police officers,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said at the time.
    The threat prompted police union leaders to advise NYPD officers to take extra precautions, including carrying additional ammunition and wearing bullet-proof vests at all times.
    But the NYPD investigated the intelligence and later deemed, as The News reported on Dec. 7, that there was no "credible threat" posed by the BGF. “We are aware of the reports of this anonymous general threat against police. However, at this time there is no information to indicate that this is a credible threat against the NYPD,” an NYPD spokesman said at the time.
    There also was another reported threat. On Nov. 25, the NYPD spokesman said then, a police department outside of New York received a threat through an anonymous 911 call. The call, which was made to the Baltimore police department, threatened violent retribution against “cops” but did not name a specific department, according to a police source.
    Investigative work on that call led NYPD investigators to conclude that the November threat was not real, the NYPD spokesman said, but the department would continue to monitor developments. 
    Bratton said at the press conference Saturday night that after Brinsley shot his former flame, her family notified Baltimore authorities that he was posting threats on Instagram. The authorities there sent a warning to the NYPD by fax, but it was not received until right about the time that Brinsely struck in Bed-Stuy, Bratton said.
    Last year Baltimore law enforcement officials cracked down on the BGF’s stranglehold on the Baltimore City Detention Center because the gang was extorting people, intimidating witnesses and dealing drugs with help from correction officers. An investigation led to the arrest of two inmates and five corrections officers on charges of extortion, witness intimidation and drug dealing in the city jail.
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    Ismaaiyl Brinsley Photos: The Pictures You Need to See

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    Who is New York Cop Shooter Ismaaiyl Brinsley?

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    by Josh Feldman | 7:02 pm, December 20th, 2014
    Information is coming in slowly about the man suspected of shooting two NYPD officers today.Several reports say the NYPD has identified him as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, and will confirm that and additional information about him at a press conference this evening.
    The New York Daily News reported that Brinsley is a member of a Baltimore gang looking to exact vengeance for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. He reportedly had shot his girlfriend in Baltimore just hours before. And CNN has confirmed, at the very least, that Brinsley had traveled to New York from Baltimore:
    A 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley is in the database of Georgia arrests for carrying a concealed weapon and reckless behavior in 2011. Here’s the mugshot:
    And you can see another mugshot below:
    Below are pictures from his Facebook account (which has been taken down):





    In addition, there have been several unconfirmed reports about a Facebook and Instagram page connected to Brinsley, neither of which include that name:


    UPDATE – 7:58 p.m. EST: Watch the NYPD Press conference below, via Fox News:
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    Two Police Officers Fatally Shot in Brooklyn; Suspect Is Found Dead

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    Two police officers in Brooklyn were fatally shot in their patrol car on Saturday in what the police commissioner called a “mindless assassination.”
    The commissioner, William J. Bratton, said the suspect had shot his former girlfriend in the stomach in Baltimore earlier in the day and had apparently posted photos on an Instagram account threatening to kill New York City officers.
    Mr. Bratton, speaking with Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference on Saturday evening, identified the officers as Wenjian Liu, a seven-year veteran of the New York Police Department, and Rafael Ramos, who had been an officer since 2012.
    Mr. Bratton said the officers had been shot with “no warning” and “no provocation.”
    After the shootings in Brooklyn, the man, whom Mr. Bratton identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, then fled to a nearby subway station and fatally shot himself in the head.
    The shootings come at a time when the city is roiled by demonstrations after a grand jury decided not to indict an officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.
    The fatal ambush on Saturday took place near Myrtle and Tompkins Avenues in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
    “It looks like they were shot in the upper body,” Deputy Chief Kim Royster said.
    Chief Royster said the gunman opened fire on the officers, ran up Myrtle and went into a subway station. The suspect later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, she said. The police recovered a gun from the scene, she added.
    In Brooklyn, Fire Department officials said that a 911 call came in around 2:50 p.m. reporting that two people had been shot.
    Charlie Hu, the manager of a liquor store at the corner near the shooting, said he saw two police officers slouched over in the front seat of their patrol car. At least one of the officers, Mr. Hu said, appeared to have been shot in the head.
    At the scene of the shooting, Andy Jordan, 39, who lives nearby, said tensions were high in the neighborhood. “We need to look at how we got here,” he said.
    The last New York City officer killed by gunfire in the line of duty was Peter Figoski, in 2011.
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    Two Police Officers Fatally Shot in Brooklyn; Suspect Is Found Dead

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    Two police officers in Brooklyn were fatally shot in their patrol car on Saturday in what the police commissioner called a “mindless assassination.”
    The commissioner, William J. Bratton, said the suspect had shot his former girlfriend in the stomach in Baltimore earlier in the day and had apparently posted photos on an Instagram account threatening to kill New York City officers.
    Mr. Bratton, speaking at a news conference on Saturday evening, identified the officers as Wenjian Liu, a seven-year veteran of the New York Police Department, and Rafael Ramos, who had been an officer since 2012.
    After the shooting in Brooklyn, the man, whom Mr. Bratton identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, then fled to a nearby subway station and fatally shot himself in the head.
    The shootings come at a time when the city is roiled by demonstrations after a grand jury decided not to indict an officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.
    The fatal ambush on Saturday took place near Myrtle and Tompkins Avenues in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
    “It looks like they were shot in the upper body,” Deputy Chief Kim Royster said.
    Chief Royster said the gunman opened fire on the officers, ran up Myrtle and went into a subway station. The suspect later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, she said. The police recovered a gun from the scene, she added.
    In Brooklyn, Fire Department officials said that a 911 call came in around 2:50 p.m. reporting that two people had been shot.
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    At the scene of the shooting, Andy Jordan, 39, who lives nearby, said tensions were high in the neighborhood. “We need to look at how we got here,” he said.
    Mr. Bratton said the officers were shot with “no warning” and “no provocation.”
    The last New York City officer killed by gunfire in the line of duty was Peter Figoski, in 2011.
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