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NYC Mayor Urges Public To 'Focus On These Families' After NYPD Shooting

By RYAN GORMAN

Embattled New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for all politics to be "put aside" while police officers and families of two slain cops mourn their killings.

Speaking to a Police Athletic League luncheon televised across the country, de Blasio said the fatal shootings of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were "an attack on all of us."

A visibly upset de Blasio appeared at the podium to a standing ovation only hours after visiting the slain officers' families, which he said "experienced the worst possible moment.

"With no warning their loved one was gone ... Just one moment and then they were gone."

The mayor said consoling the families of murder victims is something he "is not used to [and] one of the most difficult elements" of his job.

"Officer Ramos and Officer Liu stood for all that was good in this society," de Blasio continued.

The Brooklyn Democrat appeared to backpedal from the recent hard stances taken against his police department.

"An attack on them was an attack on all of us, attack on our democracy, attack on our values, attack on every single New Yorker."

He appealed for everyone to see the attacks through the eyes of the slain officers' loved ones.

"It's a time for everyone to take stock," said de Blasio. "There are things that unite us ... we all see the world through the prism of our own families."

The best way to respect their mourning, said the mayor, is to put off the protesting and anti-police rhetoric for the time being.

"Our first obligation is to respect these families in mourning," he continued. "I think it's time to put aside political debates, put aside protests ... all things we will talk about in coming days."

De Blasio lamented that while most New Yorkers will be celebrating the upcoming holidays, two families will be preparing for funerals.

"I would ask that any organization that were planning gatherings for politics or protests. That could be for another day."

The mayor asked that people console police officers they see on the streets as they would the families of the fallen officers.

"Take a moment when you see a police officer to thank them and console them."

Romero leaves behind a wife and 13-year-old son. Liu was married only months ago.

"We will get through this," said de Blasio.

De Blasio's desperate pleas for unity come after he was asked by the police union to not attend the funerals of officers who die in the line of duty and also after a PBA memo circulated in the hours after the shootings claimed the mayor has "blood on his hands."

The police union has yet to respond to the mayor's comments.

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NYC mayor calls for halt to protests in the wake of NYPD officer executions
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 in 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. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: The casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos is carried into Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A hearse carrying the casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos arrives at Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: The casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos is carried into Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: New York City police officers attend the wake of fellow NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: People attend the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: New York City police officers attend the wake of fellow NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: Children hold signs outside the wake for New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A security detail patrols outside the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: PBA president Patrick Lynch attends the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani attends the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A security detail stands watch at the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
Mourners stand at a barricade near Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, as the casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos arrives for his wake, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos arrives to his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
New York City police officers stand at a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Department of Homeless Services NYPD Sgt. Frank Lopez bows his head at a makeshift memorial Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Candles and other items left by visitors make up a growing makeshift memorial Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
New York Police Department officers stand guard at the wake of officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a longstanding and deeply committed member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
New York Police Department officers wait in line to enter the wake of officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton, with wife Rikki Klieman depart from the wake of officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
New York Police Department officers stand guard on rooftops at the wake of officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a longstanding and deeply committed member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
New York Police Department officers arrive at the wake of officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a longstanding and deeply committed member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
New York Police Department Lt. Tanisha Gurley visits a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A mourner delivers balloons to a makeshift memorial, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
CORRECTS BYLINE Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association, pauses at a makeshift memorial, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
From left, Pastor Michael Durso, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City first lady Chirlane McCray visit a makeshift memorial Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
New York Police Department commanding officers enter the wake of officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a longstanding and deeply committed member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
CORRECTS BYLINE Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association, places flowers at a makeshift memorial, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos arrives to his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: People demonstrate outside of City Hall against police violence at a rally that was supposed to be in support of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on December 19, 2014 in New York City. Like a number of other cities across the country, New York City continues to experience daily protests as activists, residents and area politicians voice their anger over two grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio listens to questions during a news conference at police headquarters in New York, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. De Blasio called Monday for a pause in protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the execution of two officers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, speaks while Police Commissioner Bill Bratton listens during a news conference at police headquarters in New York, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, right, stands beside Mayor Bill de Blasio as he wipes his eye during a news conference at Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
From left, NYPD's Chief of Department James O'Neill, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attend Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York City police officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, center, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and NYPD's Chief of Department James O'Neill exchange offers of peace during Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in New York. The previous day an armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire, killing both before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Police officers leave candles at an impromptu memorial near the site where two New York City police officers were killed in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Photographs of slain New York Police officers Wenjian Liu, left, and Rafael Ramos are placed in a makeshift memorial honoring the men at the 84th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York, where the officers were stationed, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. 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 and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Bulletproof vests lie on each side of an NYPD patrol car as investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Police said an armed man walked up to the officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police said an armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police said an armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The skyline of Manhattan is seen in the background as investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police said an armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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I am outraged at the killing of 2 police officers in Brooklyn. That is why we stress non violence as the only way to fight for justice.
ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - Mourners stand at attention as the bodies of two fallen NYPD police officers are transported from Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - Mourners gather before the bodies of two fallen NYPD police officers are transported from Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A man leaves flowers at an impromptu memorial near the site where two police officers were killed the day before in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Bulletproof vests lie on each side of an NYPD patrol car as investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Police said an armed man walked up to the officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Police officers pass a makeshift memorial honoring their fallen colleagues as they leave the 84th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, ambushed 84th Precinct officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in a patrol car Saturday and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Nakia Wilson pauses after lighting a candle Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at a makeshift memorial for the two police officers who were shot there Saturday, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Wilson is a colleague of the sister of Officer Raphael Ramos, one of the officers who died. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Men pass a makeshift memorial, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York in honor of two police officers who were shot there Saturday. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car Saturday and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - Mourners stand at attention as the bodies of two fallen NYPD police officers are transported from Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - Patrick Lynch, head of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, speaks during a news conference after the bodies of two fallen NYPD police officers were transported from Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Mourners stand at attention as the bodies of two fallen NYPD police officers are prepared to be transported from Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically wounding a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Mourners stand at attention as the bodies of two fallen NYPD police officers are prepared to be transported from Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically wounding a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
This photo provided by the New York Police Department shows the weapon the suspect used to killed NYPD police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, ran to a subway station and killed himself. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)
Investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police said an armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
December 19 2014 Pro-Police Rally raided by protestors across New York City. Matthew Nelson / MediaPunch/IPX
An investigator shines a light on the remains of a broken window at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police said an armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide. Both police officers were killed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
December 19 2014 Pro-Police Rally raided by protestors across New York City. Matthew Nelson / MediaPunch/IPX
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 21: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a press conference denouncing the shooting deaths of two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers at the National Action Network on December 21, 2014 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The press conference follows the execution style shooting of officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in Brooklyn on December 20, 2014 where the suspect was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: A police officer pauses as he listens to New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference at Woodhull Hospital following the killing of two New York City police officers on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: People demsonstate outside of City Hall against police violence at a rally that was supposed to be in support of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on December 19, 2014 in New York City. Like a number of other cities across the country, New York City continues to experience daily protests as activists, residents and area politicians voice their anger over two grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: People demsonstate outside of City Hall against police violence at a rally that was supposed to be in support of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on December 19, 2014 in New York City. Like a number of other cities across the country, New York City continues to experience daily protests as activists, residents and area politicians voice their anger over two grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Police officers turn their backs as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral of New York city police officer Rafael Ramos in the Glendale section of Queens, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 27: Jaden Ramos arrives at the funeral of his father slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 27: New York Police Officer at the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
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