Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams asked protesters to rest following the recent executions of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The controversial request also calls for movements like #BlackLivesMatter focus on a wider purpose that involves more universal language. The hashtag #AllLivesMatter is already trending.
“I’m asking all those [asking for police reform] to hold off on any form of protest until these officers are laid to rest in a peaceful manner. It’s time for New Yorkers to come together,” Adams said while addressing the media in Brooklyn where the officers were slain.
The heartless murders hit home like the killings of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, Tanesha Anderson, and Eric Garner. Like Garner, the fallen officers were innocent family men.
“We are asking all New Yorkers to turn this pain into purpose to ensure we send out a very clear and loud message: All lives matter.”
Source: Black America Web