Disgraced Staten Island cop Michael Daragjati, 32, was sentenced to 57 months in prison on Friday, after a sentencing hearing filled with so much racist doublespeak that it would make any decent human being cringe.
|NY Daily News|
|Michael Daragjati, 32|
Daragjati was charged after being caught on a FBI wiretap bragging about how he had "fried another n-----" after falsely arresting a black man, a move that finally put an end to an NYPD career plagued with racism and poor conduct. Daragjati pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of Kenrick Gray, who complained about rough treatment during a routine stop-and-frisk and was then arrested.
Daragjati was somehow still employed as one of New York's Finest despite being the subject of three previous civil rights lawsuits and a racially-charged CCRB complaint.
During sentencing, Daragjati tried to argue that his use of the N-word was merely a reference to any person who breaks the law, not a racially-charged slur. (An absurd claim, since last time we checked, it wasn't actually possible to change the collectively agreed-upon meaning of a word whenever you feel like it.)
Daragjati's sentencing happened just as Stop-and-Frisk is becoming a hot issue in the city, a phenomenon that the disgraced cop attempted to twist to his advantage. He told Judge William Kuntz that spending time in prison had opened his eyes to the realities of racial profiling:More »