Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who had drifted between friends and family members for most of his short life, alienating most of them and failing at almost anything that he tried, decided to come home on Saturday. He boarded a bus in Baltimore, arrived in Midtown Manhattan just before 11 a.m., and then disappeared onto the N train at the Times Square subway stop.
He was bound for Brooklyn, where he had been born 28 years before, carrying the silver Taurus 9-millimeter pistol he had used earlier to shoot his ex-girlfriend.
He had a plan, which he soon shared with the world via Instagram: He wanted to kill two police officers.
Legislation that would compel the Brigham Young University police to answer public records requests was passed by the Utah House of Representatives and is now under the consideration of Governor Gary Herbert.
Police officers and firefighters from Meridian, MS met for the 4th annual "Hoops for Jesus Battle of the Badges" basketball game Thursday, with the police department evening the series at 2-2 with a 39 to 26 win over the fire department.
Officer Daniel Beckwith—who had been with the department since July 2014—was on paid administrative leave at the time of his death. The leave was due to Beckwith's involvement in the fatal shooting of an armed subject who had pointed a weapon at a victim and officers.