Hispanic groups missing in NYPD cop murders

OPINION Two of New York City’s finest were murdered earlier this week by an angry young Black male which some say, did it because he was egged on by the wide spread protests over the recent deaths of two Black men, one in Ferguson, Mo. and the other on Staten Island, New York while being arrested. The assassinated officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were simply doing their job, protecting residents in a high crime area when Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot them at point blank range. Even though in broad daylight, it was a classic ambush. SEE ALSO: Drop the kill-cops mentality and lets work toward a real solution It’s a tragic, tragic case, anyway you want to cut it. Both were good family men, one of them had been married less than six moths. The other, Rafael Ramos, is Hispanic and left behind a widow and two sons, one who is high school and other a student at Bowdoin College in Maine. The anti-cop rhetoric has begun to take hold in some parts of the country. It seems the protestors don’t understand the terrible degree of divisiveness they are creating between law enforcement and minority communities, these protestors continue to ignore the facts about the deaths of both Michael Brown and Eric Garner. This drum beating has taken a turn for the worst and frankly, its disconcerting to say the least, that the well funded and very well known Hispanic groups have yet to say anything about the “war against police,” and especially about the murder of Officer Rafael Ramos. We are good at getting out and celebrating festive events but when the real trouble starts, we are missing in action. I have yet to hear any one major Hispanic organization decry the recent anti-police rhetoric and most importantly, decry the recent murder of Rafael Ramos. Hispanic leaders should have shown their support for law enforcement by standing at the side of the Ramos family from the beginning. And just as important, Hispanic organizations should have already been offering scholarship funds to the two Ramos sons. Lucky for the families of both New York policemen, two separate foundations have offered to help them with funds to support their education and their home mortgages. But that is only a start; the Hispanic community is a 50 million plus population, it has a voice and many resources to support a cause and in the case of the Ramos murder, we should all be front and center by supporting the Ramos family and law enforcement in general. SEE ALSO: Service to be held for NYC police officers shot Certainly, the Hispanic community has had its share of police harassment but we can be players in sensitizing the public about our own issues with police. We shouldn’t stand idle while others define our problems and our community. On Saturday, Rafael Ramos will be laid to rest and while his family may never rest from the pain the senseless murder by Ismaaiyl Brinsley caused them. We Hispanics can and should speak loudly about Mr. Ramos’ senseless murder. It’s past time for the Hispanic organizations to speak out in support of our Hispanics in law enforcement who risk everything for us every day.The post Hispanic groups missing in NYPD cop murders appeared first on Voxxi.

New York Police Officers at the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two cops murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

OPINION

Two of New York City’s finest were murdered earlier this week by an angry young Black male which some say, did it because he was egged on by the wide spread protests over the recent deaths of two Black men, one in Ferguson, Mo. and the other on Staten Island, New York while being arrested.

The assassinated officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were simply doing their job, protecting residents in a high crime area when Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot them at point blank range. Even though in broad daylight, it was a classic ambush.

SEE ALSO: Drop the kill-cops mentality and lets work toward a real solution

It’s a tragic, tragic case, anyway you want to cut it. Both were good family men, one of them had been married less than six moths. The other, Rafael Ramos, is Hispanic and left behind a widow and two sons, one who is high school and other a student at Bowdoin College in Maine.

The anti-cop rhetoric has begun to take hold in some parts of the country. It seems the protestors don’t understand the terrible degree of divisiveness they are creating between law enforcement and minority communities, these protestors continue to ignore the facts about the deaths of both Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

This drum beating has taken a turn for the worst and frankly, its disconcerting to say the least, that the well funded and very well known Hispanic groups have yet to say anything about the “war against police,” and especially about the murder of Officer Rafael Ramos.

These are the two NYPD officers shot and killed.
FILE – This combination made from photos provided by the New York Police Department shows officers Rafael Ramos, left, and Wenjian Liu. Authorities say Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, ambushed Ramos and Liu in a patrol car Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself. The killing of the officers highlighted shortcomings in the warning systems that were used. (AP Photo/New York Police Department, File)

We are good at getting out and celebrating festive events but when the real trouble starts, we are missing in action. I have yet to hear any one major Hispanic organization decry the recent anti-police rhetoric and most importantly, decry the recent murder of Rafael Ramos. Hispanic leaders should have shown their support for law enforcement by standing at the side of the Ramos family from the beginning.

And just as important, Hispanic organizations should have already been offering scholarship funds to the two Ramos sons. Lucky for the families of both New York policemen, two separate foundations have offered to help them with funds to support their education and their home mortgages. But that is only a start; the Hispanic community is a 50 million plus population, it has a voice and many resources to support a cause and in the case of the Ramos murder, we should all be front and center by supporting the Ramos family and law enforcement in general.

SEE ALSO: Service to be held for NYC police officers shot

Certainly, the Hispanic community has had its share of police harassment but we can be players in sensitizing the public about our own issues with police. We shouldn’t stand idle while others define our problems and our community.

On Saturday, Rafael Ramos will be laid to rest and while his family may never rest from the pain the senseless murder by Ismaaiyl Brinsley caused them. We Hispanics can and should speak loudly about Mr. Ramos’ senseless murder. It’s past time for the Hispanic organizations to speak out in support of our Hispanics in law enforcement who risk everything for us every day.

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