The New York Daily News is reporting that a black militant group is planning to shoot New York police officers.
An undercover NYPD cop learned of the hit put out on officers Friday evening — three days after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Garner’s death. Mullins confirmed late Saturday night that the gang was gunning for officers.
Union leaders ordered all officers, on duty and off, to take extra precautions.
“Please WEAR your VESTS and carry your firearm off-duty along with additional magazines,” Mullins said in an alert. “Your priority is to go home at the end of your tour!”
It is unclear whether the threat is tied directly to the Garner verdict or due to rising hostility in the black community towards police.
During the Ferguson protests, Michael Brown’s step-father ratcheted up tensions when he told the crowd to “burn this bitch down!” Shortly afterward, several local businesses were looted and/or burned down.
The Black Guerrilla Family is a militant prison and street gang also known as Black Family and Black Vanguard. The group is an “ideological African-American Marxist revolutionary organization composed of prisoners.” Which would indicate a propensity towards crime and violence.
Sources: New York Daily News - EXCLUSIVE: NYPD cops warned militant group Black Guerilla Family ‘preparing to shoot on-duty police officers’: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-nypd-warned-militant-group-plans-shoot-cops-article-1.2036616  Wikipedia - The Black Guerrilla Family: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Guerrilla_Family