Dear Editor: This truly is a sad time for the City of New York and the country as two police officers were executed in cold blood while in their patrol car serving the community. They were Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. This took place in Bedford-Stuyvesant and this heinous act was perpetrated by a deranged individual who hated police.
My heartfelt prayers go out to their fellow officers, friends, and families as they grieve the loss of these two fine officers.
There is an atmosphere of hate generated by certain community leaders like Al Sharpton and others like him at protests across the country. Mayor de Blasio and certain members of the City Council have further fueled the fire of mistrust, disrespect and a complete disregard for what our brave men and women do every day.
The members of the NYPD risk their lives each and every day protecting and serving our community with honor and distinction. And yet there are those in these communities who seek to harm them.
It’s time to stand up for the NYPD. I’m a member of the Republican Club of Queens Village, the oldest in the country, started in 1875. We will be holding a rally in support of the NYPD. This will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at noon, in front of Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens.
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Let all concerned law-abiding citizens show up to support our Finest on that day. These attacks upon the Finest must stop.
Remember, evil thrives when good people do nothing.
FREDERICK R. BEDELL, JR.