Monday, May 16, 2016

Michael Ameri's suicide as a protest against the FBI - Updated on 5.16.16

NYPD Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday.
NYPD Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday.

Michael Ameri's suicide as a protest against the FBI |  Suicide as a protest

He spoke his piece of truth to power: "you make me sick to death..." 
Was he pressured to testify against his fellow officers? 
Was he used as an informant in this investigation? 
What made him kill himself? 

"Psychological autopsy" - an attempt to understand the causative factors of suicide, becomes in his case not only medical or psychiatric task, but the social and political issue. It was definitely a scream of protest on his part. What went wrong? What was wrong? 

What is wrong with the FBI: its strategy, tactics, technics and methods if they lead to these unexpected and tragic results? Investigate this, from all points of view: psychological, social, police work, FBI work, legal, ethical, political. To prevent it. Because no one needs this type of outcome and this type of "justice" or this type of "law and order". 

The recent string of the "bad FBI publicity" (and their publicity they take very seriously and try to manage it very carefully and persistently, and usually in one direction - it is one of the foundations of their illusion of power; to sooth themselves and to hypnotize, intimidate and  control the others): ex-Sen. Graham handling, Whitey Bulger perjury case, etc., etc., and now - this, tells us that something is wrong with the FBI and with the ways they operate. 

Investigate the investigators! Reform the FBI

Update - 5.16.16

Some other questions came to me later. They might sound naive to the insiders, but feel reasonable to me and possibly others as outsiders: Why wasn't this whole matter referred to the NYPD Internal Affairs Department? They investigate much more serious violations. A companion question: why NYPD Internal Affairs did not know about all this in a first place? And if they did know, why didn't they act on it? Did NYPD - FBI rivalry play its role? Is this whole inquiry at least in part politically motivated? Is this an attempt on FBI part to subdue and control the NYPD? Are some other political undercurrents there? 

No doubts, this probe undermined the authority of NYPD Internal Affairs and the authority of the Police Commissioner. Was this one of the goals and purposes of this probe? 

With regard to Mr. E. Mullins calls for Commissioner Bratton's resignation, my reaction is: "be careful what you wish for", these calls are hardly appropriate and this matter is not under your purview. 

In principle, police corruption cannot be tolerated, it is dangerous and unseemly, especially for the finest police department in the country. But, retaining our most stringent attitude to this problem and without condoning the misconduct, let us put this current probe into the perspective. What is the total dollar amount of "lavish gifts, travels and "diamonds", etc., and the amount per violator? Did the "favors" negatively interfere with police work? Isn't providing security (for funerals, etc.) a part of the police work anyway? 
How "massive" is the scale? Put the exact dollar amount on it, without using the emotionally charged words and media manipulation. 

FBI has its work cut for it with the really massive corruption in the industries, financial institutions and politics. For some reasons it preferred to concentrate on NYPD. 

They hunt for the miserable bag of the miserable peanuts and the others are left holding the body bag. 

Robert Ameri, father of Michael Ameri, leaves his son's house Saturday afternoon in West Babylon, Long Island.

Robert Ameri, father of Michael Ameri, leaves his son's house Saturday afternoon in West Babylon, Long Island.

 (DAVID WEXLER FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Michael Novakhov