After Saturday's ambush killing of two New York police officers, James Woods is pointing fingers at two people: the Reverend Al Sharpton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The 67-year-old actor returned to Twitter this week after a three-month hiatus to express his disgust for the aforementioned men. The blood of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu is on the hands of “race hucksters” Sharpton and de Blasio, Woods tweeted on Sunday. He's been on a blame-spree ever since.
Beneath a photograph of Sharpton, Woods retweeted: "This disgusting pig is DIRECTLY responsible for the murder of two good policemen. No discussion."
While that post has since been deleted, many of the Casino star's sentiments remain on Twitter:
New Hashtag: #TurnYourBack EVERY time DeBlasio speaks, EVERY Police Officer in sight should turn his/her back. Especially at Cops' funerals— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 21, 2014
Blog: Race-hustler, anti-Semite Al Sharpton is Obama's Go-To Guy http://t.co/Vg9d4fx4GD— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 22, 2014
"I'm putting wings on pigs today" - Cop assassin Ismaaiyl Brinsley. Is Race Pimp Sharpton eating caviar this morning? pic.twitter.com/Szg7QfP7Cx— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 21, 2014
Alec Baldwin clearly caught wind of Woods's controversial remarks and responded on Twitter:
I am slightly shocked to see some of the otherwise informed people who would politicize the deaths of police officers.@RealJamesWoods— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 21, 2014
Woods isn't the only one with a strong opinion following this weekend's tragedy. On Fox News, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani lashed out at Bill de Blasio, President Barack Obama, and Attorney General Eric Holder. Speaking on Fox News, Giuliani said: "We've had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police."
He added, "They have created an atmosphere of severe, strong, anti-police hatred in certain communities, and for that, they should be ashamed of themselves."
While Sharpton has yet to respond to Woods's remarks, on Sunday, he condemned "eye-for-an-eye" violence and called it ridiculous to blame protesters or politicians for the officer deaths.
"We are now under intense threat from those who are misguided — from those who are trying to blame everyone from civil rights leaders to the mayor rather than deal with an ugly spirit that all of us need to fight," he said. "There are those of us committed to nonviolence and making the system work. And there are those committed to anarchy and recklessness who could care less about the families of police or the families who have raised questions about police accountability."