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Eric Garner & Michael Brown's Families Give Their Condolences To The Families Of The Slain NYPD Officers

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Hopefully people listen to their statements!

The killing of two NYPD officers over the weekend was perpetrated by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a man who said via social media that he was doing it in retribution for the lives of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

[ Related: Son Of Fallen NYPD Officer Writes Touching Tribute To His Father ]

Both Garner's and Brown's families have released statements and spoke to the media condemning Brinsley's act, as well as anyone who would think to do the same.

Eric Garner's daughter Emerald Garner even went to the memorial site for Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Monday, where she laid down a wreath and spoke to ABC News.

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Legendary Singer Joe Cocker Dead At 70

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It's a sad, sad day in music.

Singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70.

The raspy voiced rocker was best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends. The cover was known to many as the theme song to The Wonder Years.

[ Related: The Wonder Years Cast Reunites ]

Cocker also sang the hits You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong.

His agent, Barrie Marshall, confirmed the sad news, calling Joe "simply unique" and saying "it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts."

Sony Music released a statement saying confirming that Cocker had died after a "hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer".

Our condolences go out to his families and fans.

Listen to him sing those lyrics, "What would you do if I sang out of tune" here:

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New York Yankees Are Paying For The Schooling Of Fallen NYPD Officer's Children

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This is such an awesome thing!

Tragically, NYPD officer Rafael Ramos was executed this weekend while on patrol in his car — and he left behind two sons. 13-year-old Jaden Ramos is still in middle school and Justin attends Bowdoin College in Maine.

Luckily, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner started the Yankee Silver Shield Foundation in 1982, which pays for the education of children who lost a parent in the line of duty. So, both of the boys will still get to have the best schooling possible.

[ Related: Two NYPD Officers Shot & Killed In 'An Execution' In Brooklyn ]

The other officer, Wenjian Liu, was a newlywed who had no children.

Steinbrenner started the foundation when he saw an

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​Former NYPD Officer Is Gunned Down While On-Duty In Florida

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Just one day after two NYPD officers were shot in Brooklyn, another former NYPD policeman was killed in Florida.

17-year veteran Charles Kondek was on-duty for the Tarpon Springs Police Department at 3am on Sunday morning. There was a complaint that a suspect was knocking on doors at the Villa Plumosa condos, which is what he was responding to.

Kondek, a father of five, was tragically shot and killed while responding to the call.

According to reports, the suspect was driving a white Hyundai Elantra and sped away before he crashed into a pole and another car, then was apprehended.

This is the first officer since 1969 that has been killed in the line of duty in Tarpon Springs. The police department released a statement, saying

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