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NEW YORK (CNN) -- A judge acquitted three New York Police Department detectives of all charges Friday morning in the shooting death of an unarmed man in a 50-bullet barrage, hours before he was to be married.
[edit on 25-4-2008 by 4thefight]
“We are the same people that when the trial was wrongfully moved to Albany of Amadou Diallo, that I stood on these steps when they were acquitted and said, ‘we’re not going to throw one brick or one stick and we didn’t. We’re the same people,” said Reverend Al Sharpton.
"There are other means for them in case they are disappointed with the decision," said Marshall. "They can move it onto a higher court."
That story sounds totally wrong. No guns or drugs were found on the victims and they died because the were driving off to get away. I think all who shot their guns should be held accountable for their actions. It's a shame that a citizen without a weapon gets shot at that many times for not hearing them or even not listening to them. And one detective reloads? To many trigger happy cops out there that don't think straight when it comes to people. I feel for the fiancé and his family who are grieving.
Originally posted by 4thefight
I totally agree! I don't understand how they could be found not guilty! If it was up to a jury they would have been guilty for sure. I feel for the family and friends as well. What those cops did was wrong.
Yeah, well, the "Just Us" system protects its own. I'm not really surprised. Not one bit. The real question is, how many more times does this have to happen before the rest of the People take the hint that the cops are NOT on our side?
Originally posted by 4thefight
I don't think all cops are not on our side. I still believe there are still good cops out there. But there is a problem with too many corrupt police officers.
CINCINNATI -- A Chicago man died Thursday of injuries suffered when police attempted to subdue him last week during a nightclub altercation near Miami University.
An officer used a Taser stun gun on Piskura, who authorities said immediately began having trouble breathing and was taken to an Oxford hospital.
Despite their acquittal on all the criminal charges, NYPD detectives Gescard Isnora, Michael Oliver and Marc Cooper are not in the clear, police sources say.
It is possible federal authorities could move to make a case against the detectives, but if that does not happen it is likely Internal Affairs investigators will quickly decide whether the cops involved in the Bell case will be brought up on departmental charges.
Originally posted by RabbitChaser
BTW -- I would expect riots if the racial issue was an underlying factor. I just don't see it here, as 2 of the 3 cops involved in the trial are black.
Originally posted by Griff
Why do riots have to be on account of a race issue. Why can't we riot just to let the cops know we are SICK OF IT?
Originally posted by alphabetaone
Cops riddle 50 bullets into an unarmed man
Sean Bell was hit four times, bullets passing through his right shoulder, arm, lung, liver, and larynx.
He got picked up by police in 2003 and 2004 on drugs and weapons possession. In April 2006, he got busted selling coke. He did five days of community service in August, but a police informant allegedly bought coke from him again that same month. In early November, he was picked up again, this time for pot possession
Originally posted by keeb333
As a very wise man and author, Isaac Asimov, once said "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
I believe there are lessons to be learned here, and that rioting would only serve to help the interests of the police state!