It’s Only Murder if You’re Sane

December 6, 2010 at 11:20 am 4 comments

The Gothamist reports that:

On Wednesday, police found the body of a nude woman in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. Although initial reports suggested the woman may have been emotionally disturbed, last night police announced that they were treating Nina Rivera’s death as a homicide.

So, it’s one or the other is it? I don’t know whether this little blurb is a statement on the Gothamist’s “journalism” or the NYPD’s approach. Either way, there’s a severe problem of perception here.

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4 Comments

  • 1. jbenick  |  December 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I can see what you mean here, but I initially thought they meant homicide as opposed to suicide.

  • 2. bbbori  |  December 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Nina rivera was a kind hearted lil lady with a big ol mouth and a shy personalitty to whom she meet i loved her she was my best friend from high school and threw out the yrs we kept in touch we did the girls things i remember when she first got pregnant it was a shock but she looked so happy and i remember when she came over to my baby shower she would stop buy and tell me my cooking was always good and we would just politic about life and how crazy it was i Last seen nina 2weeks b4 her passing she didnt look the same she was going threw her personal issues and i happened to mention to her to swing buy my apt sometime and to plz be safe and carefull i would have never thought that would be the last time we speak nina rest in peace my lil friend u will be missed gone but forever in our hearts may they find this mean person who did this to u :o`(

  • 3. Janet Marrero  |  December 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    NiNa Rivera was so special to everyone she came in contact with she had a heart of gold & she will be missed dearly. Death always comes as a surprise no one ever expects it but this one was a big shock. It takes an evil individual with no heart & soul to do what they did to our nina So i pray her family stays on top of the police so they can do there Job & find the Piece of shit who did this to her. She over came many obstacles in life she was a great Mom & friend Nina we miss u dearly mama We take comfort in knowing ur in a better place Wish ur life didnt have to end the way it did :(… Forever in our hearts u remain

    • 4. abellve  |  December 9, 2010 at 11:07 am

      Thanks for posting. Now is a good time to remember that behind every headline is a human being. I posted this because it bothered me that it came across as if it she was either emotionally disturbed or murdered — as if they’re either mutually exclusive or one cancels out the importance of the other. She was a person — someone’s friend, mother, child. Regardless of any lesser factors, she’s deserving of the truth. I hope you all find it.


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