Daily Commentary – Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 9/11 is Still Claiming Victims After Fourteen Years
- One week ago, 51 year old Lt. Marci Simms of Long Island, NY died of lung cancer, 14 years after working at ground zero
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“Halloween Revolt” … FBI Warns of Anarchist Plot from National Liberation Militia to Ambush Police on Halloween
ANOTHER THREAT TO OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE …
The FBI released an alert Monday warning the NYPD and police departments nationwide of a potential threat by an extremist group, known as the National Liberation Militia, who are encouraging supporters to attack the police. The extremist group has recommended that members wear typical Halloween masks and use weapons such as bricks, bottles and firearms.
The FBI released an alert Monday warning the NYPD and police departments nationwide of a potentially dangerous anarchist group that says it plans to ambush cops on Halloween.
The extremist group – known as the National Liberation Militia – has proposed a “Halloween Revolt” that encourages supporters to cause a disturbance to attract police and then viciously attack them, the FBI said.
The group has recommended that members wear typical Halloween masks and use weapons such as bricks, bottles and firearms, according to the release.
NYPD Officer 33 Year Old Randolph Holder Shot and Killed Pursuing a Suspect in Harlem (Update: Suspect Arrested)
WE ASK THE QUESTION AGAIN, DO POLICE LIVES MATTER … THE 4TH NYPD OFFICER KILLED IN THE LAST 11 MONTHS.
33 year old NYPD officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed while responding to an incident of a man with a gun in East Harlem, NY. Holder and his partner responded to a report of shots fired at East 102nd Street on the city’s Upper East Side where witnesses told the officers a man had fled on a foot path and where the suspect came across another man and stole his bicycle at gunpoint. Holder and his partner ran toward the danger, not away, but toward the danger. Shots were fired and sadly officer Holder was shot in the head and later died at Harlem Hospital. The suspect was shot in the leg and arrested. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said during a somber press conference that Holder, who emigrated from Guyana, was a third-generation police officer, following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps in the line of duty.
Rest in Peace Officer Holder
A New York City police officer was shot and killed late Tuesday in the East Harlem section of the city after he responded to a report of shots fired and an armed robbery.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton identified the murdered officer as Randolph Holder, 33, a five-year veteran of the force. Holder was an officer in the department’s Housing Bureau, which polices the city’s public housing developments.
“Tonight, he did what every other officer in the NYPD does,” Bratton said. “When the call comes, he ran toward danger. It was the last time he will respond to that call.”
Bratton said Holder and his partner responded to a report of shots fired at East 102nd Street on the city’s Upper East Side. Witnesses told the officers a man had fled on a foot path and the officers encountered another man who told them an assailant had stolen his bicycle at gunpoint. Bratton said the officers confronted the suspect and pursued him to the intersection of East 120th Street and the FDR Drive, where gunfire rang out. One witness told Fox 5 that she heard at least five shots.
Holder was shot in the forehead and rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:22 p.m. Dozens of uniformed and plainclothes officers lined the hospital hallway while other officers held each other as they arrived.
- One of the greatest detectives in NYPD history, passed away Oct 4, 2015 from complications of lung cancer and heart disease
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NYPD Chief Bill Bratton says Hiring Black Officers is Difficult: They Cant Pass Background Checks Because “So Many Have Spent Time in Jail”
SO WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT FOR POLICE FORCES TO RESEMBLE THE COMMUNITIES THEY PROTECT AND SERVE?
New York police commissioner Bill Bratton made a rather interesting comment when asked why more minorities are not hired as police officers to have police forces more resemble their minority neighborhoods and municipalities they serve. In a Guardian report, Bratton’s response was that too many non-white police recruits cannot pass the background checks and restrictions to the job because they have spent time in jail. in other words, convicted felons are automatically disqualified from the NYPD applicant pool, as well as anyone guilty of a domestic violence charge or who has been dishonorably discharged from the military. Bratton suggested that the stop and frisk program was to blame. Really, when did Bratton become such a liberal tool?
So what a are we supposed to do, lower the bar and allow felons to become police officers? I guess they would already know they law of the land of the jails, (sarcasm intended).
Hiring more non-white officers is difficult because so many would-be recruits have criminal records, the New York police commissioner, Bill Bratton, has said.
Police departments, responding to widespread protests against several high-profile police killings of black men, are boosting efforts to recruit more non-white officers. But budget restrictions, strained relations between police and minority communities and, according to Bratton, a history of indiscriminate policing tactics that disproportionately target black and Latino men complicate the department’s goal of racial parity.
Bratton blamed the “unfortunate consequences” of an explosion in “stop, question and frisk” incidents that caught many young men of color in the net by resulting in them being given a summons for a minor misdemeanor. As a result, Bratton said, the “population pool [of eligible non-white officers] is much smaller than it might ordinarily have been”.
UPDATE I: But speaking to CBS2, Bratton said, “We are making a mountain out of a mole hill. The Guardian report was incorrect and we are demanding a retraction.”
Bratton was quoted as blaming the “unfortunate consequences” of an explosion in stop and frisk incidents.
He also blamed a strained relationship between police and minority communities.
But speaking to CBS2, Bratton said, “We are making a mountain out of a mole hill. The Guardian report was incorrect and we are demanding a retraction.”
Bratton said he made the comments, but they were taken out of context.