Where was the Blue Wall of Silence?

Rape Accuser Speaks Out

I promise that this will me my last word(s) about this case. Well, maybe not. I thought that I was done with it, but while reading this article I was overcome with a sense of sadness. Sadness for that poor young woman who was not only victimized by the scum who was supposed to protect her, but also victimized by the system that was supposed to give her justice. With all that she has had to endure, she still found it in her heart to thank to the citizens of New York, and the country who ” spoke up in my honor.” I understand how our legal system works, and I respect the jury’s decision. I don’t like it or agree with it but I respect it.

I found it odd that there was not a great show of support from the men and women in blue for Moreno and Mata during this trial, especially at critical times as when Moreno testified or when the victim testified. Could it be that there was some truth in my prior posting about men in power and abuse of authority, that some of his coworkers may have been aware of his prior abuses of authority and his questionable character yet said nothing? That also made me sad. 

There has been much written about the police and their ‘Blue Wall of Silence’. I won’t get into that now other than to wonder if that lack of support for Moreno and Mata was their way of breaking that ‘Blue Wall of Silence.’ Maybe it was, but it wasn’t loud enough.

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3 responses to “Where was the Blue Wall of Silence?

  1. Donna Cherwinski

    This is such a terrible story. Worse than people think. This story means that someone innocent can become a victim of unscrupulous
    Police Officers and the legal system helps them get away with it. I don’t understand how a Cop can admit to the things that were admitted and still be given the benefit of the doubt in the rape situation.
    I would think that in a normal scenario, a Police Officer who felt that the case was getting out of hand, would ask that a female Police Officer be sent to help. I’m certain that explaining to dispatch that the woman was unclothed, very drunk, and things were getting out of hand, what I suggested would have been offered and sent. No one would want a case like the one that happened to happen and would do as much as possible to avoid it.
    I am so glad that they lost their jobs, and their pensions, I hope. They deserve nothing from what should have been an honorable job that they turned into a slimy one. If your motives are not altruistic, why join the force in the first place?
    It’s a bad thing when the Police smell fishy and all Officers become suspect because of the actions of a few.

  2. Donna,

    I totally agree with your point. At least he shouldve have requested a supervisor, but if he did that then he wouldn’t have been able to snuggle and sing Bon Jovi to her. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  3. That is unbelievable. They were charged with ‘official misconduct’ but not rape?! That’s like saying ‘yeah, there’s proof you kidnapped the boy, but it’s a total co-incidence he wound up dead two weeks later.’ How can you even consider them to be mutually exclusive?

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