Friday, April 25, 2008


NEW YORK -- Three detectives were acquitted of all charges Friday in the 50-shot killing of unarmed groom-to-be Sean Bell on his wedding day, a case that put the NYPD at the center of another dispute involving allegations of excessive firepower. (SOURCE)


New Black Woman said...

I must admit...I thought these guys would surely pay for what happened.

Apparently I was wrong. Was there any evidence of wrong doing on the groom?

NOLA radfem said...

Disgusting. Thirty-two bullets necessary? Really??

Damn cops.

Growing up in New Orleans, I have little respect for cops.

Plus, one of them gave me a ticket about forty eight hours ago, so I'm even crabbier than usual about them. She was on a big-time power trip (one block from my house, the street becomes a one-way when school is letting in and out, which means you have to go a mile out of your way to drive what should be a single block; I left extra early to meet with my kid's teachers, saw that the cop crossing guard wasn't there yet and so assumed it wasn't a one-way yet, so I went through, and the cop was just on her way there to do crossing duty and gave me a ticket; turns out, the damn street becomes a one way a solid HOUR before school begins...dammit). Anyway, I mentioned to my husband what she was like and he said, "Yep. Big time attitude. She buys her coffee where I do in the morning - 'Oh, I'm a copy, be very impressed.'"

I'm sure there are some decent cops out there. ANd I will gladly eat my words about what jerks they are - as soon as I meet one who isn't a jerk.

new black woman, I hate to say it, but it's happened so many times (the acquittals for what is obviously brutality) that I am not even shocked anymore. Angry, hell yes, but not really shocked. Abner Louima (sp), Rodney King, even the guy the national media filmed getting beaten on Bourbon Street right after Katrina. Happens every time.


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