Kenneth Moreno, Not Guilty NYPD Officer, Harassed Again in Poster Campaign
The "NYPD Rapists" posters that followed the "not guilty" verdict in the rape trial of officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, paired with a pretty lively protest, demonstrated that at least some locals were stung by the verdict and willing to act out. But a new poster campaign in Park Slope takes things a little too far, not only identifying Moreno again as a "rapist," but also publicizing the street he lives on.
Moreno's wife made the cover of the New York Post -- as did a totally unacceptable pixelated picture of the accuser -- over the weekend when she said the accuser could "go to hell," so there's an argument to be made that the public fight over the verdict has already been brought down into the mud. The Morenos though, have the court on their side.
Gothamist reports that the posters were "on every surface tape sticks to," but were "very cleanly removed by 12:20 p.m." this afternoon. Jezebel, meanwhile, has other variations of the poster, including one that reads, "POLICE RAPIST KENNETH MORENO IS YOUR NEIGHBOR."
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