I have read and reread the timeline of the murders of two police officers in Brooklyn by Mr. Brinsley.
At 5:48am of the day of the murder the Baltimore police know about the shooting of his girlfriend, know he has her cell phone, and start pinging his movements. From the pinging they track him as he gets on the bus to NYC at 6:35am, and still get a signal as the bus arrives in NYC over 4 hours later. The cell phone locates him on a subway to Brooklyn. At noon he discards the phone some 6 hours from his original crime.
In the meantime the Baltimore police call the NYC police some 7 hours later. A description of the suspect arrives by fax at a Brooklyn precinct 3 minutes after the policemen are killed. They are informed too late of the dangerous profile of the killer.
Many questions come to mind along with what are the real lessons to be learned. Was this incident racist in any manner? Do the police departments involved bear some responsibility? Is turning your back while in uniform insubordination and cause for discipline? Just what do these police officers perceive as “anti police”? Should the Mayor, the Police Commissioner, and police reps sit down behind closed doors, and figure out and iron out what are the issues that divide all the players in this tragic affair?
This incident should be fully investigated to stall any further frustrations, anger, and hatred no matter who is at fault. Do others here have any input to what seems to me as the wrong lessons about to be learned to everyone’s detriment.