Brooklyn Cop Killer Posted Photo of Murder Weapon on Instagram

brooklyn shooter murder weapon instagramMuch like woman-hater Elliot Rodger, Ismaaiyl Brinsley – the 28-year-old gunman who took out two police officers near a Brooklyn subway station yesterday – foreshadowed his murderous intent using social media, posting not only a photo of the weapon he used to shoot his ex-girlfriend, the two cops and also himself, but messages that read “I”m putting wings on pigs today,” “They Take 1 of Ours…… Let’s Take 2 of Theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPEricGarner #RIPMikeBrown,” and “This may be my final post.”

In an added tragic twist, Brinsley’s ex’s mother told the Baltimore police Brinsley was dangerous, but the NYPD didn’t receive the information until “moments before the attack” on officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were shot in their squad car without warning at 2:47 p.m. on Saturday, December 20.

From left: Wenjian Liu, Ismaaiyl Brinsley and Rafael Ramos
From left: Wenjian Liu, Ismaaiyl Brinsley and Rafael Ramos

Read: Cop Killer Moments Before Shooting: “Watch What I’m Going to Do”

Brooklyn Park Dedicated To Late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch Park BrooklynPalmetto Playground in New York was filled with fans, friends and family of late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch today when it was re-named in his honor a year after his death on May 4, 2012.

Fellow B-Boy Adam Horovitz remembered Yauch for his warm personality and individuality as a musician at the Brooklyn playground on Columbia Place & State Street, now called “Adam Yauch Park,” where his friend and bandmate learned to ride his bike as a kid.

“It’s fitting that we’re here today to dedicate a playground to Adam Yauch, because like the Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys are for the children,” Horovitz joked. “I’d like to thank the New York Parks Department and the people of Brooklyn for honoring my friend and brother and recognizing how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch Park for other crazy New York kids.”

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Jay-Z Look-Alike Wanted For New York Serial Murder

Police have a few leads on a serial killer that has been terrorizing Middle Eastern shopkeepers in Brooklyn. One of them is someone who looks an awful lot like partial Nets owner, Jay-Z.
This police sketch of a man with a buzz cut and sunglasses may or may not be the “Crazy 8 Killer” wanted for three murders in 2012, July 6, August 3 and November 16.  Continue reading “Jay-Z Look-Alike Wanted For New York Serial Murder”

Michelle Williams And Jason Segel’s Loft Is Haunted

While Michelle Williams and her beau, Jason Segel, never confided in me personally, I can tell the spirits of many jilted lovers and murdered children live in their new apartment building.

You know what set my off-brand Ghost Hunter radar off? Their loft is located inside a “converted warehouse” in Brooklyn. Warehouse, tuberculosis ward, psychiatric hospital, orphanage, Haddonfield, it’s all the same.

The article that helped me realize this is titled “Michelle Williams exclusive: Oscar-nominated star and Jason Segal move in together – as she leaves the home she shared with tragic Heath Ledger.”

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Interview: Brooklyn Singer/Songwriter Vieem

Vieem (pronounced vie-em) is an East Coast songstress on the rise. Oddly, I had just been telling myself that I need to interview someone again, since my correspondence with Spektor-soundalike Jen Miller was completely painless and massively beneficial to myself and anyone reading.

Of course I couldn’t think of exactly who to contact about an interview. Then, like a slap of fate, I get a message in my inbox from an indie artist with a link to her SoundCloud.

Now, this barely ever happens, musicians contacting me, but when they I do I feel the looming presence of shame, like I’m going to let them down somehow. After the mild anxiety, I realized that this was actually perfect timing!

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Hole Momentarily Reunites After Crazy Courtney Twitter Rant

During a special performance that followed a screening of the movie Hit So Hard (chronicling the life of Hole drummer Patty Schemel) Courtney Love joined Schemel, bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur and guitarist Eric Erlandson to sing “Miss World” and “Over The Edge.”

It was their first time (not Hole, but these particular members) playing together in thirteen years. This happened in Brooklyn at Public Assembly not long after an unusual amount of Courtney Love drama.

Her daughter announced in a statement that Love should be banned from Twitter because of an awkward string of messages involving concern over Frances Bean possibly having sex with Dave Grohl…

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Video: Motive – “What’s So Bad”

Four-piece Brooklyn locals Motive, lead by [boxhead] Nick Wold, have a new song, one that fans of The Black Keys would appreciate. Hopefully it brings them from under the radar to in or over it.

Wold and bandmates Andrew McGovern, Chris Bagamery, and Dave Leondi had “What’s So Bad” debut over at MTV after being in the NY scene for some time, touring with The Vaccines, Bear Hands and Born Ruffians.

 

Video: Friends – “I’m His Girl”

Latest video from retro-hipster-tween-indie-pop up and comers called “Friends” are here with a song that does not include the lyrics “I’ll be there for you” and hand-clapping/Jennifer Aniston in a fountain, though it is on the East Coast. Watch it/listen anyway…

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