Officer Rafael Ramos along with officer Wenjian Liu were shot dead one week ago as they sat in their marked patrol car at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Tompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
New York remembers the two policers who were shot dead while on duty the night of December 20, 2014. The two officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot dead as they sat in their marked patrol car at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Tompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, ran into a nearby subway station where he shot himself in the head. UPI/John Angelillo
President Barack Obama discussed various subjects including the Cuba, Sony, North Korea and the economy at a year-end press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on December 19, 2014.
Protesters in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and major cities across the country marched this weekend bringing attention to the recent incidents of police brutality against African Americans and to protest the recent Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions.
Over 20 businesses were set ablaze and many more had store front windows broken on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to bring police officer Darren Wilson to trial in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Demonstrations take place in major cities across the United States, including Ferguson, New York, Washington, D.C, and Los Angeles following the announcement of the grand jury's decision in the shooting death of unnamed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Two Palestinians from East Jerusalem entered a synagogue in West Jerusalem on Tuesday morning and attacked Jewish worshippers with knives, axes and guns, killing four people before being shot dead by Israeli police. Three of the dead held American passports, the fourth was a British citizen.
U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous gallantry to Helen Loring Ensign in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, November 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. First Lieutenant Cushing received the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat operations in the vicinity of Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863.
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