The majority of New Yorkers are not mourning the death of police officer Brian Moore. Indeed, they are apathetic about any police officers death. The overall conversation being had by many in the 5 Boroughs is “What took so long?”
Moore, 25, had been in critical condition since Saturday after he and a fellow officer were shot while sitting in their cars attempting to question Demitrius Blackwell.
Moore was struck in the head; the other officer was uninjured.
The white power system has been steadily trying to shape a narrative in which the officer is depicted as a hero; yet, how heroic is it to be shot in the face while sitting down?
Even JetBlue is helping to ship non-New Yorkers into the city so as to bolster the amount of cop sympathizers. As of this post Jetblue was offering free airfare to law enforcement officers attending Moore’s funeral. No free airfare for African Americans killed by racist police Jetblue?
After being shot on Saturday, the local NYC rags had misinformed the general public once again that the officer was doing well, it was not until Monday the truth was apparent and Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Moore had died from a gunshot to the head.
Demetrius Blackwell, was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder. Police Commissioner Bratton said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown told him he would go before a grand jury to upgrade the charges.
Demetrius Blackwell, 35, appeared before a judge Sunday and did not enter a plea. He was given a torn jumpsuit by the NYPD for his first court appearance. A move that showed their lack of respect for the so called values they purport to uphold. Is a person not innocent until proven guilty?
Moore and another officer, Erik Jansen, 30, were sitting in an unmarked police vehicle in Queens on Saturday when they saw a passerby adjusting something in his waistband, according to the NYPD.
Moore, who was driving, pulled up behind the man, later identified as Blackwell, to ask about it. Blackwell allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and opened fire on both officers, who were in the car and had no chance to fire back.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Moore’s partner was able to identify Blackwell after he was arrested.
Two witnesses also identified Blackwell as the man they saw running with a firearm in the street near the site of the shooting, Boyce said.
The suspect was arrested nearby as he tried to retreat into the backyards of neighborhood homes, he said.
On Monday, police recovered a gun — a Taurus Model 85 5-shot revolver — from one of the backyards near where Blackwell was apprehended, Boyce said.
The gun had three spent rounds and two live rounds. It was one of 11 firearms that were stolen in Perry, Georgia, in 2011, Boyce said.
Ten of those guns have been recovered in the years since — nine of them in New York, he said.
Blackwell’s attorney, David Bart, told CNN that it wasn’t unusual for no plea to be entered at this stage, saying that in “a case like this, the court rarely asks for one at this time.”
“I don’t think anyone should rush to judgment,” Bart said. “I’m still working and looking into things.”
If convicted, Blackwell faces 15 years to life in prison.
Two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot and killed in an ambush in Brooklyn days before Christmas by Ismaaiyl Brinsley.
The white media deemed Ismaaiyl Brinsley insane, instead of dealing with the fact that its system is inherently racist.
Nonetheless, the summer is on its way. It seems these assassinations of white and non-white NYPD officers put a damper on their zeal to attack unarmed African people with a satanic zealotry. I predict a long summer, as the ebb and flow of racist retribution takes hold in New York City and across the USA.