posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 10:06 AM
NEW YORK -- Three police detectives have been found not guilty of all charges in the shooting death of Sean Bell, the groom-to-be who was killed
on his wedding day outside a Queens strip club.
I'm sure you guys and gals have heard of this story I just wanted to post my thoughts and get yours as well.
IMHO... 3 Police officers end up firing over 50 bullets at an unarmed man whom they cliam was reaching for a gun. One of the police officers alone
fired 31 shots. I think there are a few things wrong with this case, first of all one officer firing 31 shots at a possible criminal that may or may
not have a gun is a little excessive in my opinion. The cops were already edgy from being undercover in a bad place all night. I think they should
have exercised more caution than letting loose with a hail of 5o bullets. They are lucky they didnt shoot anyone else.
Now my next opinion is that the officers were allowed to have a judge decide over the case rather than a jury of their peers. No wonder they were all
acquitted without even a slap on the wrist.
I suppose these are the times we live in, desensitize the population and shoot first and make up a story later.
I don't care if someone may have said go get your gun. That in my opinion is not an excuse for shooting first. I have been through CCW classes as
well as a few other firearms training classes and one thing that was alwasy taught was to make dang sure you are justified in using that weapon. I am
sure with police that is drilled into their heads even more. In my opinion these Officers were scared poopless and discharged there weapons before
they even had a clue as to what was going on.