By Kerry Burke
Source New York Daily News
About 50 police well-wishers gathered outside Harlem’s 32nd Precinct Monday night to voice their support for the NYPD after a rookie cop was fatally shot and his partner was gravely wounded responding to a domestic violence call.
Brooklyn community activist Tony Herbert, who recently lost a longshot bid for public advocate on the Conservative Party ticket, organized the vigil honoring Officers Jason Rivera, who was killed Friday, and his partner, Wilbert Mora, who remains in critical condition.
“We respect our police officers, we understand the importance of the job they do,” Herbert told the group. “We want to pray for our police officers.”
Herbert in November called for the “citizen’s arrest” of a prominent Black Lives Matter activist and other organizers who threatened to riot if Mayor Adams revives the NYPD’s anti-crime units.
“We stand to say we are one New York, we’re never going to be separated by those who would want to say our cops look like bad guys,” he said. “They’re out here trying to save lives.”
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