Eyewitness: People Were ‘Clapping And Laughing’ After NYPD Killings.
As if the story of NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos ambush and execution couldn't get any more heartbreaking and upsetting an eyewitness has reported that there were people at the scene of the accident praising the ambush and murders.
Carlos, a 30 year old local said, "A lot of people were clapping and laughing . . . Some were saying, ‘They deserved it,’ and another was shouting at the cops, ‘Serves them right because you mistreat people!'"
Carlos, unlike some of the witnesses, was upset by the killing of the officers. He was accustomed to seeing their patrol car when walking his young daughter,"I walk my kid to school, passed that cop car everyday," he said. "That’s their post. What would people rather not have the cops here to keep us safe?"
Other residents, while not rejoicing in the deaths of the cops, claimed that gunshot were not unusual for the neighborhood and perhaps the police should have worked harder in the area to fight crime. Kenneth Otero, a resident of the projects that the slain officers were assigned to patrol said, "Gunshots is usual for this neighborhood."
With the reports of protests and hatred toward police officers across the country on the rise, is this the reaction that should be expected if other officers fall victim to the anti-police movement that is sweeping across the nation? Or is this a sign that our society has become too desensitized to murder and has lost compassion and value of life? The logic of the hecklers at the scene of the crime is flawed. They claim the officers deserved to be killed because "you mistreat people." But that's working under the assumption that all police officers are bad, when they are not. It's a hypocritical stance for the protestors and hecklers to demand that all people not be treated like criminals, yet they are treating all the men and women in blue as though they are all guilty of police brutality.