With All Hallows’ Eve just around the corner, both parents and police everywhere will be keeping an extra sharp eye out for the safety and protection of the wee ones. And while both the parents and the cops understand that the well being of the costumed kiddies is the top priority, law enforcement now has an additional concern that pertains to them and them alone: Assassination.
As reported by the staff of CBS News on Oct. 27, 2015, and also by reporter Melkorka Licea of the New York Post on Oct. 26, 2015, the FBI has issued a warning to police nationwide of a relatively obscure anarchist group threatening to assassinate cops specifically on Halloween night. Going by the nom de terreur of the National Liberation Militia, the group is calling for what the FBI has tagged a “Halloween Revolt”.
The terrorist group reportedly plans on donning standard Halloween garb, raising enough of a ruckus to warrant someone calling 911, then when the police arrive, attack them with everything from bricks to bottles to firearms. The New York Police Department has officially stated that while there is no specific targeting in the Big Apple, they continue to monitor the situation.
New York City is still reeling in the wake of slaying of Guyanese-born Officer Randolph Holder. Officer Holder was shot in the head and killed in Harlem late last week as he attempted to apprehend a burglary suspect. As reported by the Caribbean and South American-centric NewsAmericas.com news portal, Officer Holder was a fourth generation cop as well as the fourth New York Police Department officer to be killed in the last 11 months.
Arrested in the murder of the fallen officer was Tyrone “Peanut” Howard, 30 in East Harlem, New York. Howard is being held without bail on first degree murder and robbery charges in the death of Officer Holder. The New York Post is reporting that Howard “scored the sweetheart deal despite a rap sheet that lists a staggering 28 arrests since age 13, including one tied to the shooting of a rival dealer and two innocent bystanders in 2009.”
Also cited by The Post, “The gunman was arraigned at Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday night, surrounded by 100 cops and the slain officer’s family. “That’s my brother, I hope you burn in hell you f–king punk ass,” Holder’s sister shouted. The suspect was ordered held without bail on charges of first-degree murder and robbery.”