Innocent people being killed is never OK, that’s the unanimous views of the hip-hop community who are saddened by the senseless deaths of two New York City police officers. The cops were executed while they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, N.Y.

On Saturday (Dec. 20), Ismaaiyl Brinsley committed the dastardly act as payback for the controversial chokehold death of Eric Garner at the hands of cops, reports the Wall Street Journal. Brinsley had planned to return the favor and executed the two officers before taking his own life in a subway platform as he was being chased by police.

The suspected killer also shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend in Maryland hours before taking a bus up to New York.

After hearing about this tragic story, rappers Game, Azealia Banks, Talib Kweli, Lecrae, Chuck D and others shared their thoughts on the cop killings via social media.

“Prayers to the families of the NYPD officers who were killed today Brooklyn” Russell Simmons tweeted.

Saul Williams added, “If one crazed murderer can delegitimize a non-violent protest movement, several crazed & unpunished murder cops delegitimize the system.”

Read the other tweets and Game’s Instagram post below.


The comment in my last post was a DIRECT RESPONSE to the picture above: I didn't say it was cool that 2 cops were murdered senselessly while sitting in their car. These weren't the cop(s) that killed ERIC GARNER so it wasn't necessary they die in that manner the same as it wasn't AT ALL necessary ERIC GARNER die in the way he did. My comment also suggested that #AllLivesMatter & #ShitNeedsToChangeNow but you simple minded fucks skipped right over the real message to pull whatever negativity you could from my post... As expected. One thing about me is, I'm ME. I'm not running from my views or opinions & I'm standing firm on anything I say.. So while all of you trying to find the HATE in my post, there is NONE. What their is.... is an opinion of a man that believes the deaths of innocent people are never OKAY. Never has been !!! It just so happens, that I'm BLACK. It just so happens I grew up as a minority & have been a victim of racial profiling & police harassment in my youth the same as many so I can relate to the continuous STRUGGLE to change the way the GOVERNMENT deals with it's own employees when they're supposed to be highly trained professionals who loosely abuse the right to them wearing the badge given to them. "PROTECT & SERVE" does not mean "CHOKE & KILL" an innocent un-armed man.... Retaliating for Eric Garner's murder the way the MEDIA portrays it happened wasn't the answer either but it happened.... SO WHAT NOW... Do police KILL more civilians ??? Or do civilians KILL more police ??? Y'all can't see what's happening to our country ? Or all YALL still too focused on an iPhone app to get off of it to take a REAL LOOK AROUND ??? & you ask me, do I like police: NO !!! Do I hate police: NO !!! Have I experienced more police abusing their authority than not: YES !!! So that's why "I" say FUCK THE POLICE !!! That's "MY OPINION".... Does that mean I think it's dope that 2 innocent cops were murdered: NOPE. But does it change my view on crooked police: NOPE !!! So... You can hate me, not like me, say FUCK GAME or UNFOLLOW or never support my MUSIC again because I have an opinion... SO WHAT, I DO NOT GIVE A FUCK !!! [To Be Continued..]

A photo posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) onDec 12, 2014 at 3:24pm PST