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Originally posted by 4thefight
The NY police are already preparing for riots. I think someone should be held accountable.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by dbates
He attempted to run down the detective (Proved by clothing on bumper and bruise on leg) rammed their car, backed up and attempted to ram it again. It didn't help matters that Bell was intoxicated while driving either. No, Sean Bell was a regular felon looking for a bad place to happen.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by dgtempe
Is THAT the problem DG?
The NAACP .. which is inciting the outrage and just foaming at the mouth for a black riot.. said this after the verdict:
"This court, unfortunately, is bankrupt when it comes to justice for people of color."
Originally posted by josephine
why is Al Sharpton involved.
Are blacks going to scream "racism" against each other now?
Men cursed and shouted. Women wailed and covered their faces. "Oh, no! No!" they yelled, as word spread that three police officers had been cleared of all charges in the 50-bullet shooting that took Sean Bell's life on his wedding day in 2006.
To some, the acquittal seemed like more proof that blacks can't get a fair shake in the criminal justice system.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who represented the Bell family, angrily denounced the verdicts on his radio show later and called on his followers to protest the outcome, but without violence.
He vowed to lead a campaign of "economic withdrawal" and civil disobedience that could include demonstrations at police headquarters and outside the judge's home.
"We are coming back to demonstrate to the federal government that New Yorkers will not take this abortion of justice lying down," Sharpton said. "We are going to close the city down in a nonviolent, effective way."