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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner -- in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman's ­assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown. "It's an execution," one law-enforcement source said of the 3 p.m. shooting of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

The tragic heroes were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant when they were shot point-blank in the head by the lone gunman, identified by sources as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, who had addresses in Georgia and Brooklyn. Moments after killing the two officers, he too was dead, having turned the gun on himself on a nearby subway platform as cops closed in.


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LastOfMykind - US Army (82nd Airborne Division) 1961-1966
Libertarian_GI - US Army (4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment in South Korea)
LilBrit - WRNS (Womens Royal Naval Service)
LWalk17 - US Air Force
MACV1972 - US Army ( 1967-1968 and 1972-1973.)
MadBomber - US Navy (4 years) and US Air Force (active duty)
MadScientist - US Army Reserve
Mattm - Minnesota Army NG (22 yrs. w/1 yr. active duty in Kosovo)
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MistaKurtz - US Air Force (98th Fighter Interceptor Sqdn)
Mictian101 - USMC
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Mr. Retaliation - US Air Force
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Mustang - US Navy
Observer27 - US Army
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Oohrah's son Bob - USMC
OzarkAggie - US Navy (Submarine Service)
Path - US Army (1970-1971)
PinchALoaf - U.S. Air Force
PhesterOBoyle - US Army (1957 - 1963)
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Reagan58 - US Army (Special Forces)
RealPlus5 - US Air Force (1975-1979)/USN (1980-1998)
Rearendhat - US Army (1995 - 1999)
RexZeitgeist - US Army (1987-1991)
RightisRight - US Army
RightOCenter - USMC
Sambo - US Army (1973-1975)
Sarge - US Air Force
Shane - USMC (1974 - 1977)
Sniper - US Army
Soheifox - US Navy
SPC_Evil - US Army
Squinch - U.S. Navy
Tadowe - US Army
TedBaxter - US Navy
Tedly - US Navy (1975-1979) USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)C-VT24 Bobcats
Timbci - US Army
TJTull - US Air Force
TownNCountry - US Navy, USNR
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Tron - US Army
Trooper - US Army (active service)
Truthteller101 - US Army (1957 - 1979)
USAF242 - US Air Force (22 years)
USN - US Navy
Vernon - US Air Force
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Walt - US Army
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Woke - US Air Force (1968-1972) (Security)
Zack991 - US Army
ZeroPointNRG - US Army

In keeping with our tradition and custom here at the Drudge Retort, we would like to extend our thanks and wish a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of our own military veterans and active duty personnel.


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BillJohnson - US Navy
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Briwo - US Army (1978-1982) Infantry (11B)
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Commonsense - US Navy (1993-1998) USS O'Bannon (DD-987)(Sonar)
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Docnjo - US Army (Retired)
Donnerboy - USMC (1975-1979) VMFA-314 (The Black Knights)
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Herm - US Navy
Hoser - USMC
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ItsMe - US Army
Jackass - US Army Reserve
JeffnDenmark - US Navy; USS Point Defiance (LSD 31)
John47 - US Air Force (1967-1970) 43151E, E-5
JestGettinAlong - US Navy (Retired)
Judas - USMC
JustinPhx - US Navy
JustSomeGuy - US Navy
JWIL72 - USMC (1992-1998)
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KENX - US Navy
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Seriously, you cop haters expected this police officer to simply sit there and do nothing to protect himself? No part of the cop's testimony (shown below) was proven wrong in the grand jury proceedings.

From the Washinton Post

The Post's sources interviewed in recent days said Wilson testified that he stopped his police SUV and opened the door to approach Brown, but the 18-year-old used both hands to slam the door shut, trapping him in his patrol vehicle. Brown then reached through the open window and began to repeatedly punch the officer in the face, Wilson testified.

The officer said he reached for his gun to defend himself, but Brown grabbed it and let go only after it fired twice. Two casings from Wilson's gun were recovered from the police SUV, the sources said.

After he was shot in the altercation at the vehicle, Brown fled with Johnson, and Wilson testified that he ordered Brown to stop and lower himself to the ground. Instead, Brown turned and moved toward the officer, the sources said. Wilson said he feared that Brown, who was 6-foot-4 and weighed nearly 300 pounds, would overpower him, so he repeatedly fired his gun.

Brown was shot at least six times, according to all three autopsies that have been conducted.

The Post-Dispatch, in a story on Wilson's account of the incident published early Wednesday, cited a single "source with knowledge of his statements" in providing additional details. The story said Wilson testified that during the struggle at the SUV, Brown pressed the barrel of his gun against the officer's hip and attempted to prevent Wilson from reaching the trigger. According to Wilson's testimony, the Post-Dispatch said, Brown was running toward Wilson when he was fatally shot and his hands were not up.

The source also told the newspaper that Wilson told jurors he was trapped in the front seat and could not use his pepper spray to subdue Brown because the officer would have also incapacitated himself. His baton was also out of reach, at the back of his utility belt, pinned between his body and the seat. He also did not have a stun gun, so he drew his gun, the Post-Dispatch reported.

The autopsy says that Brown was shot in the forehead, twice in the chest and once in the upper right arm. The fatal wound to Brown's head indicates that he was leaning or falling forward, and the path of a sixth shot, which hit Brown's forearm and traveled from the back of his arm to his inner arm, means that Brown's palms were not facing Wilson in an act of surrender, according to analysts cited by the Post-Dispatch.

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