- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Massachusetts man is facing charges for posting “Put Wings on Pigs” on Facebook, following the execution-style killing of two New York City police officers by a now-deceased man who wrote something eerily similar.

Chicopee police said Monday that local residents alerted them to the comments by 27-year-old Charles DiRosa, a local CBS affiliate reported.

“Today, we had some of our followers, and Chicopee Citizens, alert us to a very disturbing Facebook Post,” the Chicopee Police Department wrote on Facebook. “This post, was quite simply, ‘Put Wings on Pigs.’ After the events of the past few days, the PD took this threat very seriously.”

NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liuwo were murdered Saturday afternoon while sitting in their police cruiser in Brooklyn. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, posted “I’m putting wings on pigs today” on social media only three hours before the attack, according to officials. He later turned a gun on himself in a nearby subway station.

A Chicopee police spokesman said the phrase is a threat “in the eyes of every police officer in America today,” the CBS affiliate reported.

Mr. DiRosa will be summonsed to court for threat to commit a crime. A trial will be scheduled if the court determines the complaint filed by police seeking a show-cause hearing is valid, the station said.

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