Skip to comments.No, the Cops Didnít Murder Sean Bell
Posted on 12/04/2006 12:20:29 PM PST by ventanax5
New Yorks anti-cop forces have roared back to life, thanks to a fatal police shooting of an unarmed man a week ago. The press is once again fawning over Al Sharpton, Herbert Daughtry, Charles Barron, and sundry other hate-mongers in and out of city government as they accuse the police of widespread mistreatment of blacks and issue barely veiled threats of riots if they do not get justice.
The allegation that last weekends shooting was racially motivated is preposterous. A group of undercover officers working in a gun- and drug-plagued strip joint in Queens had good reason to believe that a party leaving the club was armed and about to shoot an adversary. When one of the undercovers identified himself as an officer, the car holding the party twice tried to run him down. The officer started firing while yelling to the cars occupants: Let me see your hands. His colleagues, believing they were under attack, fired as well, eventually shooting off 50 rounds and killing the driver, Sean Bell. No gun was found in the car, but witnesses and video footage confirm that a fourth man in the party fled the scene once the altercation began. Bell and the other men with him all had been arrested for illegal possession of guns in the past; one of Bells companions that night, Joseph Guzman, had spent considerable time in prison, including for an armed robbery in which he shot at his victim.
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How many officers fired the 50 shots? 5 at 10 each?
one fired 31 shots.
When you have to fire 31 shots you are looking at quantity instead of quality.
That officer probably needs to practice gun control.
The first cop to shoot was a black guy, I recall reading.
If I had some drug crazed drunk driving a car at me, I would unload more than just 50 bullets!!!!
Don't tell me any of you would just stand there and ask them to turn the car off....I own the Brooklyn Bridge if you answer yes.....
Try and run over a cop in any other state, and watch what happens - you WILL be shot for trying to kill that officer - plain and simple. The man behind the wheel of that car was a complete idiot. The others in the car were lucky they were not killed as well.
Sharpton and the other paper weights need to rethink their attitude, or the vigilante's of Newark may return.
If there were 4 or 5 guys in the car that is only 6 shots per person.
Anyone who has been to this neighborhood in New York City will understand why someone in a car might behave exactly as these guys did when surrounded by a group of armed men.
there were three guys in the car
I don't believe they were surrounded
I can hardly wait for Bruce Springsteen to write a song about this. Maybe it'll be a duet with Al Sharpton.
some rapper already wrote one, it's called something like "50 shots"
Right, and if so, why did he try and run them over?
The guy knew, and he did not want to get nailed, but he was unaware of how much support this one officer had - did he or did he not find out the hard way?
I guess that's a matter of semantics. When it's 4 AM and you've got one guy an foot and several others in two vehicles (I believe this was the arrangement at the scene), there are plenty of reasons for any rational adult to wonder what the heck is going on.