Wife of alleged cop killer says he should’ve killed more cops



By Lorena Mongelli, Leonica Valentine and Bruce Golding July 14, 2014 | 8:49pm  Additional reporting by Kevin Sheehan

The widow of the thug who executed a Jersey City cop over the weekend said Monday that her husband should have killed even more officers — as her neighbors set up a sickening memorial to her fame-seeking spouse.
“He should’ve taken more [officers] with him,” Angelique Campbell said of husband Lawrence, who killed rookie Officer Melvin Santiago in an ambush early Sunday, before being killed by police.
“Sorry for the officer’s family. That’s, you know, whatever. But, at the end of the day, [Lawrence] got a family, too. All they care about is the officer,” Campbell added in an interview with News 12 New Jersey.
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop called Angelique Campbell’s remarks “maniacal and crazy.”

Angelique Campbell later apologized for her words, saying she was “very angry.”   Photo: Gregory P. Mango

“At first, I was angry, and the more I thought about it, I just feel more sad for her, that she lives her life in that sort of mental state,” he told The Post on Monday.
Campbell made her inflammatory statements at an impromptu local memorial to her husband, who was fatally shot after he killed Santiago, 23, outside a 24-hour Walgreens store.

Lawrence Campbell

Lawrence Campbell, 27 — who had been wanted for another murder last week — blew away Santiago after boasting to a witness, “Watch the TV news later, I’m going to be famous,’’ officials said.

Neighbors set up a sidewalk shrine to the fiend, piling empty booze bottles and candles directly under a “no gathering” sign.
The site also featured two T-shirts bearing handwritten messages including, “REAL N—-Z DONT DIE,” “Forever a ‘G’ ” and “SEE U ON THE OTHER SIDE.”
The display infuriated Santiago’s stepfather, Alex McBride.
“They have T-shirts up for him; they have balloons, like they’re glorying him in the neighborhood,” he railed.

Slain Jersey City Officer Melvin Santiago.
Photo: Reuters

“He was a baby. My baby,” said the stepdad, who raised the slain hero from age 9.
Just recently, he’d asked the young cop if he feared dying on the street. “Well,” the officer replied, “at least if
something happened to me, being a cop, at least I go for a good cause.”
“What kind of society do we live in where memorializing a violent murderer is acceptable?” said police-union leaders Officer Carmine Disbrow and Sgt. Robert Kearns in a joint statement,
Campbell later tried to take back some of her words, saying, “I do apologize. I was very angry.”
But she also kept up her criticism of the cops, complaining, “They called an ambulance for the officer — why didn’t they call an ambulance for Lawrence?”

A memorial for gunman Lawrence Campbell stunned and angered many in the community.  Photo: Gregory P. Mango





4 thoughts on “Wife of alleged cop killer says he should’ve killed more cops

  • July 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    The question I have is about the news announcement. He sounds like he’s from the other side of the track. Like he doesn’t know what’s going on was trying to impress employer. You need to know this is not here with me. I’m doing my private copies. Anyone that agree with me please to do the same thing… They’ll always making the police officer look as though they are doing a job so damn good. With the corruption in the police department. I’m talking about cops hating cops, because you won’t go along with the program.. And the department knows who is psychologically unbalanced and carrying a gun needs to be taken off the force. But that’s how they control the new cups it comes on the job. Now back to the subject at hand.. I know a couple of cups that should have gotten, badge and a weapon taken away from.. I know two police officers, actually shot unarmed pedestrians..

  • July 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I just sent a reply. And it took so long to download the site. This is not right.. You reply, and everything is turn around as though I am illiterate.
    They are posting what they want to post. So check it before you leave the site. Once again I repeat, the newsperson who was giving the news. Is not misinformed.. Just reminds me of Jim Crow.. And as well and alive.

  • July 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Thousands of black men are killed by police every year in the Tristate area… I understand her pain.

  • July 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I think that nothing justifies the violence, but considering racism, so the city and the country is experiencing, everyone has the right to lay claim their rights by law, as the killer is regrettable death, as the police is also regrettable, unfortunately, we need to pause and reflect ….


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