Reaction to Shootings of NYPD Officers

Reaction to Shootings of NYPD Officers

December 22, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Two NYPD officers were fatally shot in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn on Saturday, December 20. The incident tops off months of nationwide demonstrations against police in relation to the lack of indictments against white police officers accused of killing unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. PBS NewsHour Weekend‘s William Brangham reports:

Additionally, NewsHour Weekend host Hari Sreenivasan spoke to Pervaiz Shallwani, a criminal justice reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about the killings and the widening rift between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD:

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