WFP Statement on the Murders of Officers Ramos and Liu

NEW YORK — New York Working Families Party State Director Bill Lipton made the following statement in response to the killing of two on-duty police officers in Brooklyn earlier today:

“Tonight we grieve the deaths of NYPD Officers Ramos and Liu, who were brutally murdered while bravely performing the critical and dangerous work of making New York safe for all of us. Their families are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

All lives have dignity and worth. These senseless murders, which take place against a background of weeks of peaceful protests against violence, should not and must not pit neighbor against neighbor or community against community in our city. We can and we must continue to work together.”