A police officer was shot in the face in Westchester County on Monday night after she was ambushed by gunmen, law-enforcement sources said. Officer Kayla Maher, a two-year veteran of the Yonkers Police Department, was hit in the jaw by a blast from an AK-47 near the corner of Rumsey Road and Park Hill Avenue at about 8 p.m., the sources said. She was responding to reports of a suspicious parked car when the gunmen attacked, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said two men opened fire.
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No names or pictures of the shooters but it makes one wonder if they are NFL fans.
Well ... a couple FONFL strike again. Not familiar with that acronym? Friends of the National Football League. Police haters. Same thing.
If every conservative stopped buying NFL paraphernalia, stopped watching NFL games on TV, and stopped attending the games, the NFL would feel the pain of the lousy behavior of its players who make MILLIONS of dollars.
Let the damn thing fold for all I care. Ditto MLB. Ditto the NBA.
I am so tired of the politicization of everything. I am happy to allow folks to see things differently. If they want to protest ON THEIR OWN TIME, that´s their business. But don´t shove your excrement in the face of others!
And these jerks are not even allowed to honor a fallen cop! What the hell?!
#5 El Correcto. Sensationalism is what it´s all about. That caliber would have take her head off at close range. A tiny caliber ´mouse gun´ as we call it doesn´t bring horror like AK-47 7.62x39 caliber see how bad that sounds?
The gun shown in the picture as having been recovered at the scene - shows only the barrel and trigger guard protruding from a backpack. It looks like a Glock-ish type handgun with the slide locked back.
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