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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ismaayil Brinsley #SocialMedia Impact: How @BaltimorePolice Communicated FAST with @NYPDNews but 2 mins late! #WiFiKemistry

Social media postings are so critical today. After being chosen as one of the finalists to rep at the Social Media awards Africa in January, I will be educating Nigerian Police and citizens on these issues of what some people are posting on social media. It is postings like these that got Toronto Police vigilant and arrested Shawn McQuaid, a Canadian stalker of mine who still trolls on the internet. Identifying these criminals who use social media is critical.

I lived in Baltimore 21 years during my 30 years in the United States and Baltimore Police has to be called one of the most efficient. They did their job always! Look what happened on a Saturday when a social media post triggered faxes to another city! It did not make it there on time and if it did, who the hell will know where this Brinsley guy was at that moment. It will would have been police radio and social media that would have MAYBE got that message to all the NYPD officers on and off duty to protect them. Let us learn from this FAST!

Social media plays a vital role in emergency cases like these. I want Deputy Chief Peter Sloly of Toronto Police to read this as him and I once had an argument over the phone about this in 2011 when I lived in Canada. Sloly had a valid point to call cops, 911 etc but I argued that social media was still needed in conjuction with that. A fan of mine was in a concert crowd, two black men arguing next to her and one pulls out a gun, she inboxes me on Facebook that they have pulled a gun and she can't even run as it was wall to wall, I tweeted to Toronto Police, no response and the gun is fired. One concert goer is SHOT and I went blaming police @Snitchlady Monday morning. We are all still learning and I accept Sloly's advice to me.

Well, NYPD shooter Ismaayil Brinsley posted a sinister message on Instagram earlier Saturday along with an image of a silver handgun and hashtags invoking the names of Michael Brown and Eric Garner after reportedly shooting and wounding a former girlfriend in Baltimore.

“I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours...Let’s Take 2 of Theirs ... This May Be My Final Post...I’m Putting Pigs In A Blanket.” Brinsley wrote, with the hashtags #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGarner #RIPMike Brown.

One hashtag was not spelled right, in a hurry maybe? But another hashtag must now be zeroed in on. Law enforcement need to now STUDY every tweet and post this goes along with so now BIG BROTHER is watching you big time!

According to Baltimore police, Brinsley shot and wounded a former girlfriend there around 5:45 a.m. Saturday before traveling to Brooklyn, Bratton said. The woman's mother contacted Baltimore police after she noticed Brinsley's comments on Instagram.

Baltimore police faxed a bulletin describing Brinsley to NYPD headquarters that arrived at 2:45 p.m., Bratton said, at almost the exact moment Brinsley opened fire on Liu and Ramos. Bratton said the ambush was at 2:47 p.m. in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Bratton said according to a witness, Brinsley took a shooting stance on the passenger side of the police cruiser and fired several times striking both officers in the head. The pair, he said, never had the chance to draw their own weapons and may never have seen their assailant.

“Both officers paid the ultimate sacrifice today,” Bratton said.

Brinsley later fatally shot himself in the head on a subway platform after fleeing the scene.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaking after the commissioner, called the attack an "assassination" and said that when a police officer is attacked, every New Yorker should feel as though they were attacked.

“Although we are still learning the details, it’s clear that this was an assassination. These officers were shot execution style,” de Blasio said. “A particularly despicable act … when a police officer is murdered, it tears at the very foundation of our society.”

"Our city is in mourning, our hearts are heavy," he said.

There have been protests almost nightly in New York City since the grand dury decisions in the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Cops in both cases were not indicted.

The mayor has been sharply critcized by New York City police union leaders for comments perceived as unsupportive of the city's police force after an officer investigated in the chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner was not indicted.

With files from Yahoo News and @HNNAfrica

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