A Picture of Police Brutality
Words can't explain the thoughts that are going through my mind as I try to digest what appears to be a terrible case of police brutality. You're looking at a picture of 23-year old Sean Bell (R.I.P.) and his fiance Nicole Paultre. Bell was killed by NYPD officers on his wedding day while leaving his bachelor party. So far I haven't heard a valid reason why police felt they had to shoot 50 times. My prayers are with the victim's families.
It's not the first time something like this has happened in NY.
From African American Opinion:
"This is the same NYPD that In 1999, killed Amadou Diallo, an unarmed West African immigrant who was shot 19 times in the Bronx. The four officers in that case were acquitted of criminal charges.
This is the same NYPD that in 2003, killed Ousmane Zongo was shot to death during a police raid. The 43-year-old, a native of the western African country of Burkina Faso, was hit four times, twice in the back."