Gang members are reportedly pushing for a holiday massacre of officers, at a time when the NYPD is taking all social media threats against police seriously.
Several hundred officers turned their backs on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio while he spoke at the funeral for one of the two NYPD officers gunned down last week.
If we view the protests of 2014 as more than knee-jerk reactions to specific police killings, and rather as a continuation of the civil rights struggle, then protests cannot be shut down.
A resident of Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood documented the dramatic moments after a two NYPD officers were murdered outside his apartment.
While the shooter possibly sought revenge for the deaths of Garner and Brown, the families of the two men strongly condemned the attack and offered their condolences.