Dec 22, 2014 9:13 AM by Megan McMann
NEW YORK (AP) - Police officers around the country are being warned to take precautions, in the aftermath of Saturday's slayings of two New York City police officers by a man who had vowed to kill police in retaliation for the deaths of black men at the hands of white officers. Police officials and union leaders are telling officers to wear bulletproof vests and to avoid making inflammatory posts on social media. In Philadelphia, the police commissioner is urging the leaders of protests over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown to "call for calm and not let this escalate any further."
Meanwhile, the children of slain New York City police officer Rafael Ramos are getting college aid from a charity founded by the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. The Silver Shield Foundation says it has set aside a total of $40,000 for the educations of Ramos' two sons. Ramos and his partner were ambushed and shot to death Saturday in their patrol car by a gunman who had posted online that he planned to kill police.