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 officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
Here’s what you need to know:
Here is the disturbing video filmed seconds after Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley shot New York City police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos dead in Brooklyn yesterday.
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. It Was an Apparent Revenge Mission for Eric Garner & 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 reports that 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.” 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 shooting happened on a busy Saturday afternoon along Myrtle Avenue and Tompkins Avenue (below) in Brooklyn’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.
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.
He also apparently belongs to the prison Black Guerrilla Family per the FBI which would make it 6 facts….
“The Black Guerrilla Family was said to be associated with the Black Liberation Army, Symbionese Liberation Army, the Weather Underground (mc->Obama’s buddy Bill Ayres was a member), and other leftist groups.
The Black Liberation Army was infiltrated by the FBI and two members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, William and Emily Harris, are suspected government operatives. The the Weather Underground was also compromised by the FBI, as an informant, the late Larry Grathwohl, admitted in his 1976 book, “Bringing Down America.”
In 1989 a Black Liberation Army member fatally shot and killed Huey P. Newton, the co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense.
One wonders if this cop-killer traveled to the Middle East since he speaks fluent Arabic or did he learn it in prison…one might wonder.