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Actor James Woods blames Al Sharpton, Mayor de Blasio for murder of NYPD officers

Posted at 11:35 AM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-21 12:32:07-05

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Actor James Woods went on an angry Twitter rant Sunday, blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rev. Al Sharpton for the murder of 2 NYPD officers.

Police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were each shot in the head by Ismaaiyl Brinsley as they sat in their patrol car on Tompkins Ave. in Bed-Stuy Saturday afternoon.

Brinsley had reportedly shot and seriously wounded his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore before his attack on the officers.

The offcers' killer -- who had made anti-cop statements on social media -- then shot and killed himself on the Myrtle-Willoughby Avs G train platform.

Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch said there was "blood on many hands" after the shooting.

"Those that incited violence on this street under the guise of protest, that tried to tear down what New York City police officers did everyday," Lynch said at a press conference. "That blood on the hands starts on the steps of city hall in the office of the mayor."

Sharpton denounced the killings at a Sunday press conference alongside the widow and mother of Eric Garner.