Ed Driscoll

Quote of the Day

The two officers [Wenjin Liu & Rafael Ramos] were pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital, where their colleagues and family members huddled tearfully.

City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio were less than welcome guests at the poignant gathering.

“We’re all in this together,” the mayor told grieving cops, according to a cop who was there.

“No we’re not,” one officer said tersely in response.

“Gunman executes 2 NYPD cops as ‘revenge’ for Garner,” the New York Post, today.

Incidentally the phrase “We’re all in this together” has echoes back to Terry Gilliam’s dystopian masterpiece Brazil, where it was a frequently-uttered slogan. Presumably de Blasio views the movie as a how-to guide to good government. Gilliam certainly does these days.

Update: “VIDEO: NYPD officers turn away from Mayor de Blasio as he enters police presser for murdered cops.”

And at Instapundit, the “Tweet of the Year.”