Former police commissioner Bernie Kerik has said that the execution-style murder of New York City police officers this weekend was partially to blame on Al Sharpton and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio for their support of "so-called peaceful protests" where anti-police sentiments were a focus.
"It's - with the exception of September 11th- this takes me back to 1988. We had two officers killed on October 18th. This reminds me of the days back in the '60s and '70s when we faced executions of New York City cops," Former NYPD Commissioner Kerik said.
"In this circumstance I believe, I personally feel, that Mayor de Blasio, Sharpton and others like them, they actually have blood on their hands," he continued. "They encouraged this behavior. They encouraged protests. These so-called peaceful protests that, where people are standing out there saying 'kill the cops.'"
"Well, I hope they're happy, because they got what they wanted," Kerik expressed.
Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot execution-style while they sat in their patrol car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. The killer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had posted anti-police threats on his Instagram page only three hours before shooting the officers in what he called retaliation for Michael Brown and Eric Garner's deaths at the hands of police officers earlier this year.
"I'm Putting Wings on Pigs Today," Brinsley wrote. "They Take 1 Of Ours . . . Let's Take 2 of Theirs," the post continued, ending with, "This May Be My Final Post."
A photo of a silver handgun shown with the messages matches the gun found on Brinsley's body after he killed himself while evading police. "I Rather Die a Gangster Then Go To Sleep A Coward," another message from Brinsley said.
But as the aftermath of the NYPD murders settled, Kerik and former NYPD officer and detective Bo Dietl called for the mayor to resign. "I think he should resign tomorrow because he cannot do the job. My officers are out there, my cops that I talk to...these guys are incensed," Dietl said to Fox News.
"He should go. He can't lead the city," Kerik added. "The men and women in the NYPD don't respect him. They're never going to respect him."
Mayor de Blasio visited the scene of the crime in Brooklyn on Sunday morning, but the NY Post reports that the mayor ran from reporters and has not been seen since. In the time since de Brassio went AWOL, the NYPD has responded to dozens of copycat threats on officers, including an attack on an officer in Harlem on Sunday.
Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani added to Kerick's sentiments by laying blame on President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder as well as de Blasio.
"We've had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police," he told Fox News.
Khadijah Lynch, a junior and an Undergraduate Department Representative in the African and Afro-American Studies Department at Brandeis University took a different approach, saying that she has no sympathy for the murdered police officers and "hates this f****** country" in a series of Twitter rants on Sunday.
The student leader who is responsible for advising young college students went on to say that she's "in riot mode," needs to get her gun license "asap" and that "amerikkka needs an intifada. enough is enough."