January 5, 2015,
Dear Bill Fletcher,
I read your article I agree with most of it. I do think that the young man who killed the 2 cops had a good reason to be in New York on that day. I believe that he wanted to eliminate everybody in his life that day including his family in Brooklyn who refused to let him into their family home. I’m betting that he hung out in the city wasting time at the mall, hoping if he returned to the family home he could get in and kill them too then himself. When his people wouldn’t provide access (I believe for a second time or third time that day) he grew enraged. He killed the next thing besides his family that represented authority… the two police officers sitting in their car. I just don’t believe he came to town with the intention to murder the two cops. I believe they represented a substitute for authority (that is his family) to his very sick mind.
It saddens me that Pat Lynch and his fellow officers have used these murders to their benefit. It’s almost as if they were waiting for something like this to happen so that they could discredit the mayor and the city council president who they never liked anyway. They expressed a particular hatred for the mayor when he spoke about his fears for his biracial but essentially Black teenage son Dante and potential police encounters. I have a Black son too. I admit I voted for Bill but I actually loved the man for what he said about his fears.
Anyway I just wanted to express my opinion about my adopted hometown. I wouldn’t live anywhere else.
Here is the link for Bill Fletcher’s article.