The New York Yankees have stepped up to the plate, so to speak, in a gesture of respect and meaningful concern for the welfare of the children of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were brutally ambushed while on duty in Brooklyn. Liu and Ramos weren’t in a heated stand-off in a hostage situation; they weren’t picked off by a sniper menacing citizens on the street. They were caught in a bizarre race relations epidemic with roots going back a couple of hundred years here in America.
The policemen were sitting in their patrol car, unaware of the viscious intruder about to strike. New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said the two officers were deliberately targeted. “They were, quite simply, assassinated, targeted for their uniform and the responsibility they embraced,” Bratton said. “Both were ambushed and murdered.”
We live in a wicked, wicked world on the brink of anarchy. Thank goodness there are still a few people and organizations out there to comfort and console victims of unspeakable crimes. I like to think that both Ramos and Liu were Yankees fans. Clearly, the Yankees are fans of their local law enforcement team.
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