|NYPD mourns the lost of an officer. The conservative agitators will automatically blame President Barack Obama and #BlackLivesMatter.|
The New York Police Department is once again facing a tragedy among their ranks. An officer died in East Harlem. He was engaged in a gun fight with a suspect.
Officer Randolph Holder was shot in the head. He died at a local hospital.
The suspect, Tyrone Howard is a notorious dope boy. He was spotted in the area with a stolen bicycle. The suspect robbed a man of his bike. The suspect was spotted by officers.
They gave chase.
Howard 30, who goes by the street name "Peanut," has a long criminal history, with 18 prior arrests and three outstanding warrants. He was wanted for an earlier shooting in East Harlem.
Holder and other officers were responding to reports of gunshots in East Harlem, which police sources said was connected to gang activity.
Howard has been previously arrested multiple times, including a year ago in a case relating to gang activity, officials said.
Howard was also wanted for a shooting on Sept. 1 and there was an active warrant for his arrest, according to Jim O'Neill, the NYPD's chief of department, speaking at a news conference today with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The NYPD's Manhattan violent felonies squad was actively working the case, O'Neill said, noting, "We were hunting him but obviously [we were] unsuccessful."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio extended his condolences to Holder's family and vowed, "We will not stop in the relentless pursuit of the violent few."
A viewing for the officer was set to be held at the Community Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockawawy, Queens, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Tuesday, the AP said. The funeral was set for 3 p.m. the next day, the AP said, and he will be buried in Guyana.
The incident on Tuesday night started as a gang dispute between members of rival gangs that operate in the adjacent Jefferson Houses, East River houses and the Wagner Houses, police sources told ABC News, noting that there is an ongoing dispute between gangs in the three apartment complexes.
|The suspect was wanted on numerous warrants. He engaged contact with officers. He fired upon them, killing one. Officer Randolph Holder was 33 year old. He was a native of Guyana.|
The gangs got into a dispute in front of a parking garage at 445 E. 102nd St. and that is where shots were fired, police sources said.
"We know from the evidence recovered at the scene that there were at least three firearms that were fired," Aubry said.
Commissioner Bratton questioned why the suspect in the police shooting was diverted to a drug program after his arrest last year as part of a group of 19 violent drug dealers operating in an East Harlem apartment complex.
Howard was ordered into a court-mandated drug diversion program, which is meant to keep some drug offenders from further crowding already overcrowded jails, after his arrest last October, Bratton noted.
But Howard stopped taking part in the program in May.
"If ever there was a candidate to not have been diverted, it would be this guy. He is a poster boy for not being diverted," Bratton said during today's news conference. "He would have been the last person in New York City I would have wanted to see in a diversion program. He has no propensity, with the number of arrests over a many year period of time, of changing his ways."
De Blasio added: "When you look at the offenses this individual committed, they were consistently violent. I don't know the details of how his case was handled by the judge. But I do know someone like this shouldn't have been on the streets."
|A man of discipline says his fellow officers. Randolph Holder was NYPD's 4th officer killed the year.|
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. responded in a statement.
“I am deeply angered and saddened by the senseless murder of Police Officer Holder. This defendant was part of a strategic investigation and prosecution conducted by our Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit, targeting the individuals driving crime in East Harlem," Vance said. "We recommended state prison for the defendant, and opposed his request for diversion.”
Howard is being held without a get out free card. New York's mayor Bill de Blasio wants this "scum" placed in the iron college. Howard has not yet been charged. The NYPD said there's video evidence, physical evidence and witnesses that will tie him to the shooting.
Now that the shooter is caught, who really gets the blame? Here's a quick poll.
If you picked the shooter, then you're absolutely correct. Of course, if you're blaming everyone but the shooter (i.e. Obama and Black Lives Matter), then we're going to blame you for the death. See lumping Black Lives Matter and President Barack Obama to the deaths of law enforcement is not productive.
No one condones the deaths of those in law enforcement.
Most Americans believe those in law enforcement deserve praise for risking their lives for the safety of those they've sworn to protect. It's a thankless job. They don't get recognition much. The only time they get recognition is when they are given media attention.
The problem is that those in law enforcement won't weed out the officers who create the divide. The officers who abuse their power while on duty. They are the ones who give law enforcement a bad name.
|Mayor Bill de Blasio wipes tears away. He is torn by the lost of Officer Holder.|
They seem to always ignore the shooter. The shooter deserves all the blame.
Now you aware of the concern trolls and the #copslivesmatter and #AllLivesMatter hashtag.
The concern trolls use this as a counter attack against the Black Lives Matters activists.
The concern trolls ignore the concerns of the activists. They conclude that Black Lives Matters is anti-cop, anti-White and anti-whatever.
Again, gun crime is an epidemic. This outranks terrorism and Ebola.
The lawmakers in Congress refuse to do anything about it. They conclude that the NRA is more powerful than them.
World News Today send our condolences to the family of Randolph Holder and everyone lost to senseless gun violence.