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Andrew Cuomo
Tragedy in New York
Tragedy in New York

For Marylanders, the execution-style killings of two New York City police officers on Saturday in Brooklyn was horrifying and despicable, but the possibility that the shooter had a local connection — Ismaaiyl Brinsley had allegedly shot a woman in Owings Mills before killing officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in Brooklyn — made it all the more personal and disturbing. We don't yet know the gunman's exact motivations, and frankly, it's not of any great interest to probe the deceased mind of a career criminal who killed himself not long after firing four shots into a parked police car in order to uncover whatever delusions he might have offered to justify his...