WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz
District 32 Bronx County, New York
You should know that back in 2009, my friend and former New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate was accused of slashing his girlfriend in a jealous rage, facing serious charges at trial for those accusations. The only two people in the room at the time the incident took place were Hiram Monserrate and his girlfriend, Karla Giraldo.
You should also know that they both testified that she got cut by accident, and that Hiram never cut her nor abused her.
It is important for you to know that there was a lynch mob, led by now Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, that took Hiram Monserrate to court where he was convicted of assaulting Karla Giraldo, and had him expelled from the New York State Senate.
This all took place regardless of both Hiram Monserrate testifying that he was innocent, and Karla Giraldo testifying that it was an accident.
It is important for you to know that now, it seems that the story is being repeated absent of the lynch mob.
This week, our newspapers are filled with stories about how former Governor Eliot Spitzer is under investigation by the NYPD for assaulting a 25-year old woman at the Plaza Hotel who had called 911 to say that she cut her own wrists. According the media reports, the lady told hospital employees at Mount Sinai West that Eliot Spitzer had choked her.
Following those news stories about Eliot Spitzer were reports that the lady says it was all a mistake, and Eliot Spitzer’s lawyers insist that he didn’t do anything wrong.
My dear reader, I have to wonder if the laws that applied to Hiram Monserrate are the same laws that apply to Eliot Spitzer.
I have to ask myself: Where is the outrage against Eliot Spitzer? Will that same crowd who claim there is a War on Women and who focused their energy to defend and protect Karla Giraldo from what they accused Hiram Monserrate of doing, be dragging Eliot Spitzer into the Criminal Courts to have him tried and convicted under the law?
Or, unlike Hiram Monserrate, does Eliot Spitzer have extra special privileges? Will Eric Schneiderman and the lynch mob that destroyed Hiram Monserrat's career go after Eliot Spitzer? I wonder.
I am Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, and this is what you should know.