Officer Phillip Cardillo Cannot Be Memorialized Thanks to Louis Farrakhan

Officer Phillip Cardillo

That Stellar Symbol of Chicago Values, Rahm Emanuel, is working with Louis Farrakhan, purveyor of hatred and bigotry, on the Chicago crime wave. Meanwhile, Farrakhan is being allowed to block a Harlem memorial for murdered police officer, Phillip Cardillo. It was Farrakhan’s own people who killed the officer.

Be sure to read about the startling cover up after Desiree’s story. You won’t regret it.

The following story about Phillip Cardillo was written by Desiree Moore earlier this year.

The NYPD awaits approval from the Nation of Islam? Outrageous!

How dare the good people of Harlem be held hostage to an approval from the Nation of Islam.

There is no question here!

Officer Philip Cardillo, age 32, of the 28th precinct lost his life on the night of April 14, 1972. He left behind his wife and an infant son 40 years ago.

There are very many disturbing facts in this tragic story -

NYPD Confidential: …April 14, 1972 was one of the darkest days in the NYPD history. Patrolmen Phil Cardillo and Vito Navarra were riding in 28 sector George. They were the first RMP to respond to a 10-13 on the second floor at 102 West 116 Street.

After arriving and entering the building which was a Mosque, they questioned about 10 Muslims at the front desk about the call. Suddenly, the Muslims shouted “Allah Akhbar,” more Muslims came from rooms, then the officers were beaten and stomped by numerous black Muslims.

A minute or two later, Patrolmen Vic Padilla and Ivan Negron of the 25th pc. arrived and were also badly beaten and knocked to the ground. Navarra was able to crawl to the front door which was then slammed shut by the Muslims.

He told the responding cops that Cardillo was still inside. Through a small window in the front door cops could see Cardillo on the floor being kicked by the surrounding mob.

Padilla was down and being stomped and his gun was taken. Ptl. Negron was being beaten and he was fighting off numerous hands that were attempting to rip the gun from his holster.

One of the Muslims, six foot four and 260 pounds, Louis 17X Dupree, grabbed Cardillo’s gun, ripped it from the holster and fired a round into Cardillo…Keep reading…

Read more about this horrific story at Police NY.

The NYPD wants to honor the memory of Officer Philip Cardillo and the events of that day near where he was slain. They sought permission for a memorial sign to remember both Cardillo and these events.

There had been a moratorium but it was lifted in March this year. Now the NYPD is being directed by Community Board 10 to get approval from the Mosques in the area.

The Malcolm Shabazz Mosque has no objection, but the Nation of Islam Mosque (founder Louis Farrakhan) has yet to agree.

Where is the outrage?

Does not the Community Board 10 understand the history of the Nation of Islam?

Why isn’t the community honoring those who keep them safe? Maybe they should start accentuating the positives of the NYPD instead of appeasing those who are outwardly pushing for the new division of racial lines in our great country, putting us all at risk. Recognize the enemy. Enough is enough!

Community Board 10 has been knee deep in scandal as well. Read about it at the NY Post.

Join us in contacting Community Board 10 and insist they honor the life of Officer Philip Cardillo. Click here to contact Community Board 10.

Memories of Officer Cardillo from fellow officers can be found here.

THE STORY DOESN’T STOP THERE! Politically Correct existed even then. The investigation of the murder was, according to the former police chief, Albert Seedman, COVERED UP! They didn’t want race riots so they sacrificed truth and justice! The cowardly Police Commissioner, Patrick Murphy, and Mayor Lindsey didn’t even attend Cardillo’s funeral. That is a disgrace.

VIA PETER HELLMAN, NY POST  [Emboldened phrases are my doing]

4/29/12 On a Monday morning at the end of April, 40 years ago, Albert Seedman traded his job as NYPD chief of detectives for a new job as chief of security for Alexander’s, the now defunct department-store chain. The previous day, Seedman had been the subject of a cover story in the New York Times Magazine…

…Why had Seedman retired the day after the Times story?

Back then, he had a ready answer. In an era when street crime was rampant, Police Commissioner Patrick Murphy wanted to raise the status of the common patrolman, and one way to do that was to diminish the glamor of the detective bureau. Seedman was the personification of that. “Once Murphy saw my picture on the cover of the magazine, I knew my days were numbered,” he said.

At the time, I believed Seedman’s explanation for why he abruptly quit at the peak of his 30 year NYPD career. But the truth was otherwise and came out more than three decades later, when Seedman was 92 and long retired to Florida.

The real reason, he told me at last, was that he had been forbidden by higher-ups to properly investigate a murder.

The victim was an NYPD patrolman from the 28th Precinct named Phillip Cardillo. He had been a first responder to what turned out to be a phony “10-13” report of an officer in need of assistance on the second floor of Mosque #7 of the Nation of Islam on West 116th Street in Harlem.

As Cardillo and his partner dashed up the steps, they were attacked by a team of nearly 20 dark-suited young Muslims. In the ensuing struggle, Cardillo was fatally shot at close range with his own gun.

Seedman was on the scene an hour after the shooting. By then, a crowd had gathered outside the mosque on West 116th Street and a bus had been burned. In the basement of the mosque, 16 black Muslims were being held. Among them, almost certainly, was Cardillo’s killer.

Normally, the entire group would have been taken in for questioning. The crime scene on the stairwell, meanwhile, would have been secured and investigated. But those were racially tense times in America, not least in Harlem.

Mayor John Lindsay was hoping to be nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate in 1972. The last thing he needed was a race riot in New York City.

From the basement, Seedman called Chief Inspector Michael Codd to ask for permission to bring in two busloads of Police Academy recruits, armed only with nightsticks, to help keep the peace on West 116th Street.

“Permission Denied,” Codd said, and hung up. Seedman tried to call Codd back, only to be told that the chief inspector was “out to lunch.” and that the higher-ups ordered all white cops to leave the crime scene.

Seedman couldn’t believe it.

He turned to Congressman Charles Rangel, who had hustled over to the mosque, and asked Rangel to personally promise to deliver the 16 suspects for questioning that afternoon. Acoording to Seedman, Rangel, backed up by minister Louis Farrkhan, gave his word. Rangel claimes he never made such a promise, so believe who you will.

That the crime scene was abandoned is not in dispute.

Seedman walked alone to his official car, parked several blocks to the west. Bricks were being torn off chimneys and thrown down at him. Seedman had never had to use his gun in the line of duty, but just then, “I felt like pulling out my gun and firing off a few shots,” he says. “That’s when I really made the decision to retire.”

Neither Mayor Lindsay nor Commissioner Murphy attended Phillip Cardillo’s funeral in Queens. Cardillo had been reduced to an inconvenience.

An intense year-long investigation by a lone detective, Randy Jurgensen, uncovered a member of the mosque who had witnessed the shooting – Froster 2X Thomas, a baker at the mosque. He said he had seen another mosque member, a large man named Louis 37X Dupree, lift Cardillo off the ground, grab his service revolver, and shoot him in the midsection.

Thomas testified at Dupree’s trial in 1976, which ended in a hung jury, 10-2. At a retrial the next year, Dupree was aquitted.

In 1980, a grand jury convened by District Attorney Robert Morgenthau found that the police investigation at the mosque had been “curtailed in deference to fears of unrest in the black community.”…read more at the NY POST.

Seedman waited until he is about to die before telling this story. He spent years of retirement in the sunny state of Florida while Phillip Cardillo spent it under 6 feet of dirt. Where is the justice for Officer Phillip Cardillo? This is not a black-white issue. This is about values. Where are Farrakhan’s values? Let’s see them!

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Sara Noble

Sara Noble

Sara Noble, B.A. English Literature, St. John's University; M.S. Education, M.A. Administration, Hofstra University. World traveler. Worked with children as a teacher and school administrator for three decades. Published in educational journals, children's mystery magazines, and was an editor at This Week Magazine. I am devoted to an America that promotes free enterprise and ingenuity, values the Constitution as intended, and does not encourage a nanny state under the casuistic banner of "the common good". 

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