Authorities looking at whether political views played a role in murder of NYPD officer
The culprit behind a shocking “unprovoked attack” on a female police officer had spouted anti-cop rhetoric in the past and urged people to vote for Hillary Clinton.
Authorities are trying to piece together a motive after NYPD officer and mother of three Miosotis Familia was brutally gunned down in cold blood by Alexander Bonds early Monday morning while she sat in a temporary headquarters vehicle at East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights.
Bonds was subsequently killed by two other officers called to the scene while Familia died in hospital.
“This is absolutely an unprovoked attack,” said NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill. Police say surveillance footage shows Bonds pulling up his hoodie before “purposefully” walking up to the vehicle and shooting through the passenger side.
Speculation as to why 34-year-old Bonds, who had previously served seven years in prison for a Syracuse robbery, gunned down Familia has begun to center on his political beliefs.
“Watch out also go vote our voices matter believe that if I could I kno u would,” he wrote.
On the same day he urged people to “get mad” about the election and vote. When asked who he was voting for, Bonds responded that he couldn’t vote (due to his felony conviction), but said people should vote for Hillary Clinton.
According to the New York Daily News, Bonds, “Spoke critically of law enforcement on an unspecified social media site.”
The video below features Bonds engaged in a foul-mouthed rant against the police.
Man who murdered NYPD officer Miosotis Familia posted anti-police video on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/bqTP18XFOu
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 5, 2017
Previous ambush-style murders of police officers have been motivated by extremist anti-cop ‘Black Lives Matter’-style rhetoric, as well as mass shootings of police officers like the Dallas massacre, which was celebrated by BLM sympathizers.
There has been no word yet from prominent ‘Black Lives Matter’ personalities about the killing of Miosotis Familia.
Miosotis Familia, mother of 3, shot and killed in an "unprovoked attack".
Where is #BlackLivesMatter?
The silence is deafening. pic.twitter.com/ryZ9yjITgu
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 5, 2017