The Reverend Al Sharpton reacted to the shootings on Twitter and issued a statement saying "Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases."
I am outraged at the killing of 2 police officers in Brooklyn. That is why we stress non violence as the only way to fight for justice.— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) December 20, 2014
“I condemn this afternoon's senseless shooting of two New York City police officers in the strongest possible terms," said Eric Holder. "This was an unspeakable act of barbarism, and I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of these two brave officers in the line of duty."
Attorney General Holder Statement on Assassination of Two New York City Police Officers in Line of Duty http://t.co/aUul0geRfe— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) December 21, 2014