December 22, 2014 1:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]If you need to give an urgent message, a fax machine should not be your delivery mechanism.

…the Baltimore County Police Department sent a fax–yes, a fax–to the NYPD warning them of Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley possibly coming their way. You know the rest: Brinsley–who already shot and wounded his girlfriend hours earlier in Baltimore–heads north to Brooklyn and ambushes two officers–Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos sitting in their marked car in what was an execution without provocation. Shocking, disturbing, revolting…take your pick; It was an assassination committed in broad daylight in one of the most populated cities in the country. The aftereffects will be felt for months and potentially years to come.

Authorities in Maryland say they were [alerted] of statements on social media indicating Brinsley planned to kill police officers because he upset about the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases out of Ferguson and Staten Island, respectively. But here’s the most frustrating part: Reports now say that warning fax (with a photo of Brinsley) from Baltimore County came just 37 minutes before the two officers were assassinated, and it wasn’t sent to the correct Precinct (the 70th instead of the 84th).[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

11 responses to Baltimore Police Warned NYPD–By Fax

  1. mea_mark December 22nd, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    It would seem a fax with the picture is a good idea as long as it is followed up immediately with a phone call. A picture is worth a lot, but only if someone knows to look at it.

  2. tiredoftea December 22nd, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Proof that it’s Obama’s fault!

    • neworleans878 December 22nd, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      How long before some one links this tragedy with Benghazi!!!!?

  3. burqa December 22nd, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Let’s keep the spotlight of guilt on the killer.

  4. Red Eye Robot December 22nd, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Baltimore warned the NYPD and Conservatives warned that feeding this entire false narrative that “racist cops are wantonly killing young black men” was going to get out of control and people would die. SURPRISE! it did. People murdered in Ferguson and St Louis, A city burned, violent protests all across the country, Police attacked at protests, and now a politically motivated double assassination in NYC

    • neworleans878 December 22nd, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      How about we suspend the first amendment?

    • ChrisVosburg December 22nd, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      “Politically motivated?”

      Jeez, red eye, how you can come to this conclusion is a complete mystery to me. Remember, we can’t hear the voices in your head, so perhaps you’d be kind enough to explain this. While you’re at it, you can tell us whether Brinsley’s shooting his girlfriend earlier that day was “politically motivated:” as well.

      • greenfloyd December 22nd, 2014 at 9:07 pm

        That caught my eye too. Ignorance. Brinsley probably did side with police reform protesters, however, by all accounts he was no political activist. He had a history of mental illness and criminal behavior, not community organizing.

    • causeican December 22nd, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Cops choking an unharmed human to death In front of cameras is out of control.

    • fancypants December 23rd, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      you left out NYC dispatchers who said the cops deserved it. Something tells me the nypd fax machine agreed ?

  5. edmeyer_able December 22nd, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    rr would have you believe the groups in front of the Whitehouse calling for the lynching of Obama are just good ole boys blowing off steam but this guy is the vanguard of a movement to destroy law and order in merica.