As reported in BuzzFeed News, Mayor Bill de Blasio has requested that all organizations in the process of planning protests put them off until a later date in order to show deference towards the families of the cops who were recently slain. According to official reports, officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were both ambushed and subsequently assassinated by Ismaaiyl Brinsley.
The Amen Clinic reports that Reverend Al Sharpton has stated that the organization he presides over still plans to hold holiday events with the Brown and Garner families. William Bratton, the NYPD Commissioner, reported to NBC that New York City’s Mayor is no longer trusted by “some” cops. Prior to the shooting, Brinsley stated via Instagram that he planned to shoot police officers. The recent activity has done further damage to the frail relationship between the country’s largest police force and Mayor de Blasio. By requesting that protests against police brutality be postponed, de Blasio is said to seek the formation of a better relationship with the officers.