The murderer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, bragged about his plans and shot dead two police officers that probably never saw him coming. He was driven to the assassination as retaliation for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown (WSJ). Police officers and union officials turned their back on Mayor Bill de Blasio for his recent comments undermining the police force (NY Times). The son of one of the slain officers posted a heartbreaking post on Facebook (CNN). George Steinbrenner’s Silver Shield Foundation will pay for the education of the children of murdered NYPD officer Rafael Ramos (USA Today).