On 6/23/12 when Darren Rainey was murdered the MDPD was assigned to investigate said murder. On that same day the MDPD assigned case number : 1206 23238979MDPD as the MDPD case number for the Rainey murder.
MDPD and Miami-Dade County Florida State Attorney records will show that from 6/23/12 till June 2014, the MDPD didn’t conduct any investigations into the Rainey murder.
All law enforcement officials are taught to not postpone investigating a case. Why? Because as time passes evidence is destroyed or lost, witnesses die and their memories get worse. All law enforcement officials know that as time passes the chances of proven the crime decrease. The MDPD detectives assigned to the Rainey case knew the foregoing and they still refused to investigate the Rainey case. Why do you think the MDPD refused to investigate the Rainey case for approximately two years, knowing that as time progress the chance of proving the case decrease? I cannot think of any valid legal or moral reason for the MDPD doing the foregoing. The only logical reason I can think of as to why the MDPD would do the foregoing was that the MDPD detectives assigned to the Rainey case believed they had more important cases to investigate. The Rainey murder wasn’t important to the MDPD detectives assigned to the case. Why wasn’t it important to them? I believe it was because of who Darren Rainey was. Rainey was a poor, black, mentally disabled Muslim prisoner, in prison for possession of a small amount of drugs. To the MDPD nobody cared about Rainey’s murder apart from some convicted burglar serving 165 years in prison. Since nobody in society cared about Rainey’s murder, why would they care about it! To the MDPD detectives assigned to the Rainey case, Rainey was a nobody. If you order the MDPD rules for investigations and the MDPD Homicide Department Standard Operating Procedures For Investigations, you’ll see the MDPD detectives assigned to the Rainey case violated their own rules in not starting an investigation into the Rainey case until almost two years after Rainey’s murder.
Now I’d like to address what actually caused the MDPD to actually start investigating the Rainey murder. If you go to the Miami Herald newspaper internet site and read the first Miami Herald article published on the Rainey murder on 5/18/14, and read all their articles that mention Rainey’s name until about the second week of June 2014, you’ll see it was the media that caused the MDPD to do their job and start investigating the Rainey murder. Yes the only thing that caused the MDPD to do their job and investigate the Rainey murder was the Miami Herald publishing several articles on how the MDPD was refusing to investigate the brutal murder of Rainey that happened almost two years earlier.
MDPD and Dade County Florida State Attorney records will prove that absolutely nothing was done to investigate the Rainey murder from June 2012 till June 2014. Please investigate what I’m saying. Also, please read the May and June 2014 Miami Herald articles and you’ll see how they mention the MDPD not investigating the Rainey case. I believe this should show the people of Dade County, Florida and the World that certain types of people’s lives don’t matter to the MDPD. If you’re poor your life don’t matter to the MDPD. If you’re black your life don’t matter to the MDPD. If you’re mentally disabled your life don’t matter to the MDPD. If you’re Muslim your life don’t matter to the MDPD. If you’re a prisoner your life don’t matter to the MDPD. If you’re anything else your life might not matter to the MDPD.
My friends, I’ve told people over these years that by taking a stand asking for justice for the murder of Rainey, I’m not just taking a stand for Rainey, I’m taking a stand for the value of life for all people. By saying Rainey’s life mattered we’re saying all lives matter. In other words, a quest for one is a quest for all. Please join us in our quest to show that Darren Rainey’s life mattered and that all lives matter.
Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you believe would like to join us in our efforts. Please sign our petition at Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.