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Ambushed New York officers were 'simply assassinated,' Bratton says
Ambushed New York officers were 'simply assassinated,' Bratton says

A man who posted anti-police rantings on the Internet ambushed and shot to death two New York City police officers as they sat in their patrol car Saturday, authorities said. “Two of New York’s finest were shot and killed with no warning, no provocation,” Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said. “They were quite simply assassinated -- targeted for their uniform.” The officers were identified as Rafael Ramos, 40, who was married with a 13-year-old son; and Wenjian Liu, 32, who was married a few months ago. Bratton, speaking at a news conference Saturday night, said the gunman took a shooting stance on the passenger’s side of the patrol car and...

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