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New York, New York / Shooting of Police / A Discussion #1076307

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 22, 2014
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The call for unity from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after the deadly ambush in which two New York City police officers {Rafael Ramos & Wenjian Lui@}, were shot to death by a man, Ishmael Brinsley%, introduced. [Liu's widow Per Xia CHEN@- tearfully reads a statement.] New video of Brinsley in a store in Brooklyn before the shooting shown. [De BLASIO - speaks about the media.]

(New York: Martin Savidge) The shooting of the two police officers, the suicide of the shooter & his shooting of his girlfriend in Baltimore reviewed; scenes shown; details given about Brinsley's revenge motive & how he was tracked by a cell phone to NYC. [NYPD commissioner Bill BRATTON@- says two officers were assassinated.] [De BLASIO - comments.] [Patrolmen's Benevolent Assn. president Patrick LYNCH@- says there is blood....] The police interest in tracking Brinsley's movements discussed

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live interview held with former NYPD officer Mark Novak about the police & the mayor. [NOVAK - says the police wanted the mayor to take a stand against protesters; comments on Lynch's statement against the mayor & the protesters chanting against police.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with CNN's Sunny Hostin & St. Louis Police Officers Assn. Neil Bruntrager about the shooting of the police in NYC. [HOSTIN - comments on the tragedy, but the peaceful protests should not have rhetoric against it; defends the large protests: there is a constitutional rights.] [BRUNTRAGER - questions the protests aimed at police officers in general: a bad environment for the police officers; states this is about whether the mayor stood up against the fringe elements that were broadcast by the media.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Savidge, Martin

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