The New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association has declared the NYPD will “become a ‘wartime’ police department and “will act accordingly” following the execution-style shooting of two of cops in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
The suspected shooter, Ismaaiyl Abdulah Brinsley, is said to have killed the police officers in retaliation for the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
On Saturday evening the New York Daily News reported Brinsley, who reportedly committed suicide after the execution, is suspected of being involved with the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang.
In early December Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said Black Guerrilla Family members were “preparing to shoot on duty police officers.”
From Dec 6: "NYPD cops warned militant group Black Guerilla Family ‘preparing to shoot on-duty police officers’" http://t.co/8f9gUG8OGp
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The Black Guerrilla Family, also known as the Black Family or the Black Vanguard, was founded by George Jackson in 1966.
Jackson, a criminal serving time at San Quentin in California for armed robbery, became a Marxist and Maoist while in prison. He was killed in 1971 during an escape attempt three days before he was scheduled to go on trial for allegedly killing a prison guard. The authorities continually changed their story about a gun they said Jackson had in his possession.
The Black Guerrilla Family was said to be associated with the Black Liberation Army, Symbionese Liberation Army, the Weather Underground, and other leftist groups.
The Black Liberation Army was infiltrated by the FBI and two members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, William and Emily Harris, are suspected government operatives. The the Weather Underground was also compromised by the FBI, as an informant, the late Larry Grathwohl, admitted in his 1976 book, “Bringing Down America.”
In 1989 a Black Liberation Army member fatally shot and killed Huey P. Newton, the co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense.
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