The Game, Azealia Banks, Lecrae & More React to NYPD Officer Killings in Brooklyn

Jon Mannion
The Game

Members of the hip-hop community are sharing their thoughts on social media following the shooting of two NYPD officers who were killed on Saturday (Dec. 20) in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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Rappers like The Game, Azealia Banks, Lecrae and others took to Twitter and Instagram in the hours following the deadly Brooklyn shootings to express their thoughts and concerns about horrific act against the two cops. Prior to the shooting, suspect Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, wrote on Instagram: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs,” officials say (via the Associated Press).

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons offered his prayers to the families of fallen officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, while Banks urged her followers not to give the “government a reason to declare ‘State of Emergency' and whip out that Martial Law.’”

The NYPD officer shootings comes at a time when many citizens around the country are protesting the Dec. 3 grand jury decision not to indict the officer responsible for Garner’s death. It followed another grand jury decision in Missouri not to indict a white officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Read more reactions to the NYPD officer killings below.

 

The comment in my last post was a DIRECT RESPONSE to the picture above: I didn't say it was cool that 2 cops were murdered senselessly while sitting in their car. These weren't the cop(s) that killed ERIC GARNER so it wasn't necessary they die in that manner the same as it wasn't AT ALL necessary ERIC GARNER die in the way he did. My comment also suggested that #AllLivesMatter & #ShitNeedsToChangeNow but you simple minded fucks skipped right over the real message to pull whatever negativity you could from my post... As expected. One thing about me is, I'm ME. I'm not running from my views or opinions & I'm standing firm on anything I say.. So while all of you trying to find the HATE in my post, there is NONE. What their is.... is an opinion of a man that believes the deaths of innocent people are never OKAY. Never has been !!! It just so happens, that I'm BLACK. It just so happens I grew up as a minority & have been a victim of racial profiling & police harassment in my youth the same as many so I can relate to the continuous STRUGGLE to change the way the GOVERNMENT deals with it's own employees when they're supposed to be highly trained professionals who loosely abuse the right to them wearing the badge given to them. "PROTECT & SERVE" does not mean "CHOKE & KILL" an innocent un-armed man.... Retaliating for Eric Garner's murder the way the MEDIA portrays it happened wasn't the answer either but it happened.... SO WHAT NOW... Do police KILL more civilians ??? Or do civilians KILL more police ??? Y'all can't see what's happening to our country ? Or all YALL still too focused on an iPhone app to get off of it to take a REAL LOOK AROUND ??? & you ask me, do I like police: NO !!! Do I hate police: NO !!! Have I experienced more police abusing their authority than not: YES !!! So that's why "I" say FUCK THE POLICE !!! That's "MY OPINION".... Does that mean I think it's dope that 2 innocent cops were murdered: NOPE. But does it change my view on crooked police: NOPE !!! So... You can hate me, not like me, say FUCK GAME or UNFOLLOW or never support my MUSIC again because I have an opinion... SO WHAT, I DO NOT GIVE A FUCK !!! [To Be Continued..]

A photo posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on Dec 12, 2014 at 3:24pm PST