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New York - Police Commissioner William Bratton places flowers on December 21 at a makeshift memorial for two police officers fatally shot in Brooklyn in what police described as an ambush attack intended as retribution for recent police killings of unarmed black men. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, ranted on social media that he was planning on “putting wings on pigs” as he traveled by bus from Baltimore after shooting and wounding his girlfriend. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced his biggest crisis so far in office, following accusations by police union officials that his support of protesters against police treatment of minorities made him culpable for the deaths of the two officers. “There’s blood on many hands tonight,” Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said. slideshow