Protect and Serve?
This isn’t really news as it’s from January, but I just stumbled upon it last week so I thought I’d provide a follow-up to the Iman Morales tragedy. I’m truly at a loss for words but “disgusted” is a start and the “Fury” in this page’s title is there for a reason.
A New York Daily News article reports that just five weeks after officer Nicholas Marchesona fatally fired a taser at Iman Morales, he was granted a promotion. That’s right, a promotion. The kind of negligent manslaughter that would land a civilian in court not only fails to put this officer there, not only fails to cost him his job, but ends in a promotion!
For the eight days prior to the death of Lt Pigott, who gave Marchesona the order, Iman’s dying was regarded as a minor tragedy. After, however it was a mere detail. Praise and promotions are the order of the day apparently. Now the effort is to make the officers look as good as possible. The very same article says that an air mattress was being set up but it took until January for that to become the story. Prior to that, the question was whether one had been ordered and not waited for, or not ordered at all. I guess these are the details that get a little hazy when you kill a member of the disposable class.