Baltimore Police Warned NYPD–By Fax
[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]