OK.. I know it’s been terrible… the video should have led to an indictment.. but it didn’t. I too am heartbroken.
Be advised, however, that this does not – by any means – give us the right to tar and feather the @NYPD as if the whole police force is to blame for this tragedy.
In my experience, many NYC cops are doing their utmost to live up to the department’s mission, part of which is to “Value human life, respect the dignity of each individual and render [their] services with courtesy and civility.” For the entire mission statement, go to: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/administration/mission.shtml