Eric Hernandez: NYPD Saint or Victim of Own Bad Decisions

The death of Eric Hernandez has been a big story in New York. For those of you unfamiliar with the story Hernandez was a young officer in the NYPD. He was a good looking guy who was a running back on the police football team and was well-liked. A few weeks ago, I don’t remember the date but you can look it up, he was out clubbin one night in plain clothes and on his way home after drinking ( and being intoxicated) he stopped at a White Castle in the Bronx to get something to eat. While at the White Castle he got into an argument with several young men, and apparently identified himself as an NYPD officer, and was jumped and beaten badly by the men. They left the store and left him lying on the floor and he took his gun out and ran after them and grabbed someone, who he thought was one of them, and pulled his gun on him. A veteran police officer saw him and pulled out his gun and asked him to put down the gun and when he didn’t (he wasn’t able to hear apparently) he shot three times hitting and killing Hernandez.

In the weeks since the event it has been a huge story in the local media. The funeral was attended by thousands and well-covered in the media and the mayor and police commissioner both spoke at his funeral. In a city with two separate medias, at least, it has been a big story in both the English and Spanish media. Like only the New York media can they have built Hernandez up to be someone on the lines of Jesus Christ. Let them tell it he was perfect and without error. He lived a perfect life and was gunned down for the sins of New Yorkers….bullshit.

For starters Hernandez was drinking and driving before going into the White Castle which is a crime. Next move on to the fact that there is nothing out there at five in the morning but trouble anyway and it just isn’t wise to be schlepping around the Bronx drunk by yourself in the wee hours of the morning. Then, we don’t really know why the fight started; but we do know he was badly beaten; but where the guys supposed to take a plain clothes drunk young man serious when he said he was a police officer? Then Hernandez runs out in the street and pulls a gun on someone who didn’t have shit to do with the beating and a cop see this, tells him to put down the gun, and when he didn’t the veteran cop made a veteran move and did what he had to do. That’s the story. Mr. Hernandez was victim of his own bad decisions.

Do I feel sorry for him? Of course I do; from all accounts he was a nice guy and a fun guy to be around and I am sure he was a good officer, but he wasn’t flawless and his recklessness cost him his life. I have been through numerous nights such as this myself and I could have ended up like Hernandez, alhamdudilah I didn’t, but when you play with fire on a late night in the Bronx you might get burned and he did.

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9 thoughts on “Eric Hernandez: NYPD Saint or Victim of Own Bad Decisions

  1. my indication show that eric hernandez as police officer dead from they are many private citzen families facing same within area by the same individuals and when ccrb will acknwlede that there is problem withsome nypd employeees where eric hernandez was assign to work .cyberwar44@gmail.com

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  4. First of all Eric was not driving. Second, he was a civilian like any New Yorker relaxing after a long night at work. Third, regardless of his state of mind no human should be victum to this, just trying to get something to eat. He should of shot them all. Lucky it wasn’t me with the gun…A reliable source…

  5. Reliable sources are for shit…must be a cop who thinks he really knows what happened. Have you seen the real video from the moment he walked in, No. That Prick was know to menace the bars and restaurants in the area he work, always looking to get a little extra. The video shows one two things: One, he got a severe ass whooping. Two, It was rightly deserved. I spoke with several of the men shortly after the incident happened and the first thing each mentioned, individually, is that from the moment he came in the White Castle he started with his I am here and deserve servicew before everyone bullshit. It hurts to see anyone lose there life in such a violent manner-being gunned down like he was- but he should have been aware of his acitons if was the good, honest person the NYPD is claiming. When he chose to go out armed and drink his ass off to an alcohol level three times the legal limit he decided he was above the law. Life does not work this way. Taking short cuts in life and violating the oath to serve and protect has its consequences. Some lose there pension others live in instability, and darkness at home and work for the rest of there lives. Eric Hernandez lost his life.

    With great power comes great responsibility…

  6. if u call eric a prick i will personally kick ur frigin ass he was like family to me and i watched the video a hundred times and that was messed up that he go sucker punched and jumped by a half a dozen people. the cop did NOT need to shoot him as much as he did and i saw eric after this happen his face was swollen about three times it’s size. it’s unbelevable that he was able to get up after getting beat

  7. To the person who referred to Eric as a “Prick”. Did you know him personally or know about him? I don’t think so. If you did you would know about a generous, kind, humble man who was always there for his family and friends. I never had the pleasure of meeting him personally but I have met many of his friends and his family and he was a wonderful example of a genuine guy who always strived to do the right thing. Seems like you have something against him personally and that is sad. There are no winners here – everyone lost – and the City of NY lost a great guy with a great future ahead of him. You could never know how it feels to lose someone so young, if you did you would not have written what you did about him. Regardless of what you say, the thugs at the White Castle set into motion the chain of events which caused this tragedy, and that is a fact. RA

  8. MANY OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHOO KILL DIALLO SHOULDN’T BE WORKING LAW ENFORCEMENT BACK BECAUSE THEY ON THE OTHER JOB DOING HARM TO MANY NYER STILL AND SOME THEM HAVE LINK TO THE REAL IRA MEMBER AND http://WWW.WELFARESTATE.COM/911 .STILL WITHIN NYC AND ELSE WHERE AND I SORRY FOR THE ERIC HERNANDEZ WHO KILL BY …..AND IF THEY DID RIGHT SOME OF THE NYPD EMPLOYEEES TAHT WORK AT 7182205811 GIVE OUT ERIC …. AND THAT WHY ERIC KILL AND ASL WELL OTHERS

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