Monday, June 8, 2009

NYPD Ticket A Dead Man

Police made a gruesome discovery earlier this week while getting ready to tow a heavily-ticketed van – a decomposed body in the back seat. It was that of a missing man, and now his family wants to know to how officers could ticket the vehicle numerous times -- and never notice what was inside. Jennifer Morales, who didn't want her face filmed by CBS 2 HD cameras, wondered how her father's body could go unnoticed for so long.

The daughter of 58-year-old George Morales wants everyone to remember her handyman father in a different way, not as a decomposed body found in a van under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on Wednesday. He'd been dead a month, in a van with four parking tickets.

"If you see a car has already three to four tickets and you just slabbing more, at least call 9-1-1 and say there's a car here that's not moving," Jennifer Morales said.


There are times when I completely zone out at work. I love my job, but every once in awhile I waste two or three hours by thinking about random stuff. Be that as it may, the police officers who did not notice the dead body rotting in the car they ticketed are complete idiots. I hope the NYPD makes those officers take a leave of absence or at least gives them a refresher course on how to be observant. It should be noted that I don't hate police officers. I think most of them do their best to protect and serve our country. Unfortunately, stories like this make people question the integrity of the boys in blue. I wish the Morales family would have heard about the discovery of their loved one's body in a better way.

Before Flavor Flav was a modern day minstrel, he made socially conscious music as a member of Public Enemy. "911 is a Joke" voices Flav's anger towards the apathy and rashness of some police officers.

Now I dialed 911 a long time ago
Don't you see how late they're reactin'
They only come and they come when they wanna
So get the morgue truck embalm the goner
They don't care 'cause they stay paid anyway
They teach ya like an ace they can't be betrayed
I know you stumble with no use people
If your life is on the line they you're dead today