#BlackLivesMatter, a social movement founded in opposition to the violence and oppression black people in the U.S. face at the hands of law enforcement, officially condemned the “senseless” killing of two NYPD officers Saturday.
“An eye for an eye is not our vision of justice,” the group said in a statement obtained by The Huffington Post. “We who have taken to the streets seeking justice and liberation know that we need deep transformation to correct the larger institutional problems of racial profiling, abuse, and violence.”
Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend in Maryland on Saturday morning before heading to New York, according to the Baltimore Sun. At around 3 p.m., he fatally shot NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos “execution style” in Brooklyn. Brinsley opened fire on the men while they sat in their patrol car, then fled into the subway where he turned the gun on himself.
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