Thomas Farley delivered the final, ugly insult to the MOVE family, and now he’s paying the price
“Believing that investigations related to the MOVE bombing had been completed more than 30 years earlier,” Farley said, “and not wanting to cause more anguish for the families of the victims, I authorized Dr. Gulino to … dispose of the bones and bone fragments.” He said he made the decision on his own.
Whatever. Farley has been forced to resign, and Medical Examiner Sam Gulino, who allegedly acted at Farley’s direction, was placed on administrative leave “pending a full investigation,” according to Mayor Kenney, who also apologized.
But fixing this takes more than apologies and resignations. It requires systemic change. The police dropped a bomb in a Black neighborhood, killed 11 people, and no one in the department went to jail. And then, after the City of Philadelphia killed those Black people, their Black bodies were further abused.