Four NYPD officers have been killed in the line of duty in 11 months.
Randolph Holder, who was shot in the head on Tuesday, became the fourth.
Now, Irene Moore, the mother of slain NYPD officer Brian Moore (pictured above), has written a letter published by the New York Post in which she reminds others that “blue lives matter.”
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She opens the article by saying: “Every day the brave men and women of the NYPD go out and do their job — to keep us all safe. So why isn’t the city doing the same for the cops?”
Almost six months after the slaying of my son, Brian, I cry for the family of Randolph Holder. Another funeral. Another wake. Another family in pain that no one can ever take away.
Again I ask, what has changed? It must stop. Blue lives matter.
Irene Moore writes that she is not a “policymaker,” and then says: “But there hasn’t been anything brought forward in the public arena that says, ‘We’re going to start changing policy because we’ve had enough, and the public has had enough of the murder and the slaying and the slaughter of these young men.'”
She then states: “So it’s on our elected officials. They owe us some change. They owe us some consideration. And then they ought to step in front of the TV cameras and tell us what they’re going to do about it.”
In 2014, liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized NYPD tactics after two federal marshals and a city cop were wounded in a gunfight:
For much of the previous 12 years, there was a growing tension and a growing disconnect between police and community all over our city. This administration came into office with a commitment to ending the broken policy of stop-and-frisk, the overuse of stop-and-frisk, the unconstitutional use of stop-and-frisk. We settled the related lawsuit and we changed the practice on the ground, and the numbers speak for themselves.
What do you think of Irene Moore’s letter criticizing the policies which have supposedly led to four police officer deaths in New York City in the past year? What policies do you think should be implemented?
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