Blackwell [the shooter], a 35-year-old self-described “hell-raiser” ...has a lengthy rap sheet — and a prior history of attacking cops.
Moore [LEO] was driving an unmarked police car around 6 p.m. Saturday when he and partner Erik Jansen, 30, pulled up behind Blackwell, whom they had spotted “adjusting an object in his waistband,” Bratton said earlier.
The doomed cop identified himself as a police office and asked, according to a source, “Do you have something in your waistband?”
Blackwell responded: “Yeah, I got something.”
Then he whipped out a gun fired two or three shots into the officers’ car at the corner of 212th St. and 104th Road, police said.
Moore was hit in the cheek but Jansen escaped injury.
Blackwell, who has nine prior arrests, including two for assaulting cops, was nabbed 90 minutes later.
“This was nothing more and nothing less than a cold-blooded attempt at an assassination of New York’s finest,” Assistant District Attorney Peter McCormack said...
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Premise: LEO claimed authority to confront a Citizen for adjusting his pants.
Citizen had every expectation that LEO would arrest him and put him into prison for carrying a firearm despite his Constitutionally protected Natural Right to do so without being molested.
Conclusion: Let a man adjust his pants and you might not get shot in the fucking face.
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