Sunday, November 26

A Picture of Police Brutality

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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."


At 11:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


If a black civilian had shot at a vehicle 50 times for brushing up against him, would he still be walking the streets?

The officers should be treated the same way any black male would be treated in this instance. The officers should be immediately fired, arrested, and placed in chains on Rikers Island.

Then they should be tried in a courtroom. While they are being tried, they should be kept in a cell and only let go when their innocence is determined by a jury black men and women.

Michael Bloomberg had fired a man for playing Solitaire on an office computer during his break. Why cant he fire these officers who were obviously doing the wrong thing?


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