December 22, 2014 9:30 am -


Suspected gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley was arrested 19 times in three states before he allegedly executed two New York Police officers in Brooklyn, WABC, New York, reported Sunday. The 28-year-old claimed the deaths of his victims were revenge killings for Eric Garner and Michael Brown, two black men killed by white police officers. Brinsley was arrested in…


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16 responses to Alleged NYPD Cop Killer Arrested 19 Times In Three States

  1. mea_mark December 22nd, 2014 at 10:11 am

    It’s really sad and disappointing to think that this may have been prevented if healthcare had been available. We really shouldn’t think of prisons as places to put people with mental health issues. Prisons just seem to make things worse.

    • Wayout December 22nd, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Mental issues? The guy was a thug, a lowdown criminal, a bad seed, an evil human being. Oh I know, if only we had single payer health care and 5 star accommodations for those who run afoul of the law. Stop making excuses for people who willingly commit crimes.

      • StoneyCurtisll December 22nd, 2014 at 11:02 am

        You forgot to praise the second amendment in your comment.

      • mea_mark December 22nd, 2014 at 11:04 am

        So you think only white people have mental health issues? If someones skin color is different they are just a criminal, plain and simple?

        • burqa December 22nd, 2014 at 1:03 pm

          Maybe he just thinks only white people should get treatment…

      • ChrisVosburg December 22nd, 2014 at 12:01 pm

        The only lawsuit I can see is against the estate of that dumb mother who allowed her mental defective son to have access to that weapon. She is the irresponsible party here, not the gun manufacturer or the dealer.

        That’s you, Wayout, commenting upon a lawsuit filed against gun manufacturers by surviving families of the Newtown massacre.

        You’ll note that you do not blame the shooter for his own actions, instead choosing to blame a troubled childhood and upbringing, something conspicuously absent from your comments today about Ismaaiyl Brinsley.

        But then again, Adam Lanza wasn’t black, was he?

      • greenfloyd December 22nd, 2014 at 11:08 pm

        We all have “mental issues.” Brinsley had a mental illness, a disease of the mind or soul or whatever you want to call it. Yes, he was a thug, a criminal and yes, he did a very evil thing. However, I do not believe he was a “bad seed.” Human beings are made evil by others who treat them as something less.
        No one here is making “excuses” for what Brinsley did.

    • greenfloyd December 22nd, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      You got to start young, by the time someone goes to prison as a teenager or adult, the system has already failed. We need governments that understand, day care, recreation centers, mentoring and job training are much more important to reducing crime and social pathology than prisons or cops will ever be.

  2. michaelW1966 December 22nd, 2014 at 11:49 am

    The guy was a murderous thug pure and simple his past actions show it.

  3. Foundryman December 22nd, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Multiple felony arrests, yet he had a gun….Nice system the NRA has in place for us..No wonder they don’t want to change or improve it.

    • amongoose December 22nd, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      He didn’t obey the laws that were there in the first place, how could more have made a difference? Find who sold him the gun and prosecute them. If you vigorously enforce the laws on the books there will be less selling to those who can’t have them to begin with.

      • Bunya December 22nd, 2014 at 2:38 pm

        How do you track down the seller? What if the gun was stolen? It’s not as easy to track a firearm because 1) there are way too many out there, and 2) they’re easily hidden and not as easy to track as a vehicle.

        • amongoose December 22nd, 2014 at 6:45 pm

          Every weapon shipped has it’s serial number recorded. It will be on file as to who received it for sale. You start there and trace where it went.
          If it was bought online it had to have been shipped to an FFL dealer who runs a background check before weapon can be picked up.
          Stolen weapons would have the serial number recorded as well on the police report.

    • Bunya December 22nd, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. Where is a man, who has a rap sheet a mile long, able to get a gun? I live in Chicago and if someone wants to buy one, he has only to drive 45 minutes into Indiana and procure a firearm, no questions asked.

      • amongoose December 22nd, 2014 at 2:08 pm

        He couldn’t have passed a background check there either, and they are required by law, in all states when purchasing from an FFL dealer. Find those doing it illegally which is where he odds are obtained it.

  4. burqa December 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Well there you have it. It was all this racist po-lice harassment, everywhere the poor guy went they was hasslin’ him till finally he snapped. All they had to do was let him commit his crime spree in peace, but noooooo. Obviously, the killer is the real victim here…