Robert De Niro had a message for his fellow New Yorkers: we take care of our own. The Academy Award-winning actor and star of such hits as “Goodfellas” and “The Untouchables” joined The New York Daily News in its efforts to raise funds for the families of slain New York Police Department officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
“At times like these, New Yorkers know what to do,” De Niro told The Daily News. “Thank you for joining me in contributing to the Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos families.”
Ramon and Liu were fatally shot in an execution-style murder by a black Muslim gang member while they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Dec. 20.
“It’s not only our brave policemen and women who sacrifice for us, it’s also their families,” De Niro added. “They’ve done their duty, and now it’s time to do ours.”
Ramos left behind a wife and two sons; Liu had been married for only three months at the time of his death,Breitbart reported.
Some donors to The Daily News’ fund send their own words of support along with their gifts.
Typical was this message from Lawrence and Evelyn Macchia, of Queens, New York: “May Officers Ramos and Liu forever rest in peace, and their families know they are not alone in their grief. May this never happen again.”
Amen to that, and thank you to Robert De Niro for adding the weight of his celebrity to this call for help for the families of these fallen servants.
If you wish to help, you can click here for additional information about how you can make a tax-deductible contribution to the families of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
Courtesy of Conservative Tribune