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  • Court Rules that Cops Need to Be Sober if they Want to Shoot Anyone

    07/06/2012 9:28:35 PM PDT · by Altariel · 22 replies ^ | July 5, 2012 | dabneybailey
    New York courts have decided that police will not be protected against drunkenly shooting citizens, the NY Post reports. Suddenly, the NYPD will need to cancel all of its kegger-patrol parties. Right now, a regulation requires all cops who open fire on a suspect to complete a breathalyzer tests. It’s sounds to us like a fairly reasonable requirement. If cops are going to be driving around town and pointing guns at American citizens, then they shouldn’t be under the influence. The law was created after four police officers shot and killed Sean Bell in 2006. It’s been a hard six...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton plans Bell protest at Yankee Stadium for All-Star Game (Sean Bell)

    06/09/2008 1:57:03 PM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies · 133+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | June 9, 2008 | JOTHAM SEDERSTROM
    Rev. Al Sharpton plans Bell protest at Yankee Stadium for All-Star Game BY JOTHAM SEDERSTROM DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Monday, June 9th 2008, 4:00 AM The Rev. Al Sharpton threatened Sunday to disrupt baseball's historic All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium next month unless the state passes new laws to curb police misconduct.A month after protesters blocked bridges and tunnels during rush hour, Sharpton said he wants to bring the outrage over the Sean Bell shooting to the national stage July 15 by targeting the midsummer classic. "We have plans to do the same at the All-Star Game," Sharpton said. "We...
  • Al Sharpton: Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

    05/16/2008 10:26:15 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 5 replies · 52+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 14, 2008 | The Heel
    By The HeelSpecial To The Stiletto BlogAfter the Rev. Al Sharpton’s massive protest last week that shut down several major roadways in New York City during the evening rush hour, NY Gov. David Patterson said: “They felt that they had no other choice but to take the action that they took, and I respect the decision that they made to take that action.”Patterson should not be so understanding, considering that protests of this type appear to fall within the definition of domestic terrorism given at 18 USC §2331: (5) the term "domestic terrorism" means activities that – (A) involve acts...
  • The Sean Bell shooting and probability

    05/08/2008 4:54:56 AM PDT · by mattstat · 3 replies · 123+ views
    * Home * Resume * Lectures * Services The Sean Bell shooting and probability Yesterday, there were several protests in New York City. The participants were “outraged” over the recent acquittal of two black cops and one Lebanese cop who shot and killed Sean Bell, who was black. Much was made over the fact that the three cops shot at Bell’s car 50 times. This number was touted repeatedly by some as evidence that the cops had used excessive force. Let’s look at this from the probabilistic viewpoint. It turns out that when a cop fires his weapon at a...
  • SEAN BELL'S FIANCEE, REV. SHARPTON ARRESTED (200 total arrests in traffic disruption; Video avail)

    05/07/2008 5:20:06 PM PDT · by Stoat · 36 replies · 1,260+ views
    The New York Post ^ | May 7, 2008
    <p>Sean Bell's fiancée, her mother and the Rev. Al Sharpton were arrested today along with dozens of demonstrators who blocked traffic throughout Manhattan to protest the acquittals of three police officers in the fatal shooting of an unarmed groom just hours before his wedding.</p>
  • Sean Bell Protests To Clog Key NYC Transit Spots

    05/07/2008 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Eye On The Left · 9 replies · 103+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 7, 2008 | Jay Dow
    A series of civil disobedience actions are planned throughout the city Wednesday in response to the acquittals of three New York City undercover detectives in the killing of an unarmed groom [Sean Bell] on his wedding day.
  • Rev. Sharpton says he plans to get arrested Wednesday (Showboating race pimp strikes again!)

    05/05/2008 2:52:10 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 32 replies · 152+ views
    News-Times ^ | 05/05/2008 | Brian Koonz
    By Brian Koonz THE NEWS-TIMES DANBURY - After blasting President Bush and the nation's immigration policy Sunday, the Rev. Al Sharpton said he plans to get arrested in New York on Wednesday as part of a civil disobedience demonstration to protest the Sean Bell verdict. Sharpton, the Brooklyn-born civil rights activist, said he plans to get arrested at One Police Plaza at 3 p.m. to protest last month's acquittals of three New York police detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed Bell, who was unarmed. Sharpton revealed his arrest plans, the cornerstone of a six-site demonstration, at New Hope Baptist...
  • Sharpton announces 'pray-in' to protest NY police killing

    05/03/2008 6:42:58 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 15 replies · 83+ views ^ | 05/03/08 | Verena Dobnik, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    NEW YORK - Demonstrators plan to pray on their knees and be arrested for civil disobedience to protest the acquittals of three police officers in the death of an unarmed man shot on his wedding day, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday. The civil rights activist, who has promised to "close this city down" to protest last month's verdict, said protesters would stage a "pray-in" Wednesday at half a dozen places in the city, including the police headquarters. Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem a day after the officers were cleared in the November 2006 death of Sean Bell,...
  • I Could Have Been Sean Bell

    04/29/2008 5:53:08 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 28 replies · 65+ views ^ | 25 Apr | Daryl Hannah
    (Acquitted) Detectives Gescard F. Isnora, who is Black, and Michael Oliver, who is white, together faced more than 50 years of prison time on first- and second-degree-manslaughter charges, while Detective Marc Cooper, who is also Black, faced two counts of reckless endangerment. ... Justice Arthur Cooperman's verdict ... makes palpable the gravity of the prison pandemic facing Black men in America. All too often, we hear numbers that show more than one in every 15 Black men in the United States is incarcerated. We are inundated with images of Black men as the perpetrator, Black men in handcuffs. But rarely...
  • Back to scene of Sean Bell tragedy

    04/29/2008 5:35:55 AM PDT · by fweingart · 27 replies · 42+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/29/2008 | NICOLE BODE and CORKY SIEMASZKO
    (Rep. John Conyers (c.), chairman of House Judiciary Committee, gets tour of Bell shooting site from Joseph Guzman (l)) Three days after a trio of detectives were cleared of killing the young bridegroom in a 50-bullet barrage, Joseph Guzman led Rep. John Conyers through the pouring rain from the Kalua Cabaret - the Queens strip club where Bell had held his bachelor party - to the spot where he died. "We walked down the corner here, we turned the corner," Guzman, who was shot 16 times and leaned heavily on his cane as he walked, told Conyers. They stopped when...
  • True Crime-Bell Verdict, Boy Murders Family, Maddie McCann's Parents to Write a Book

    04/29/2008 5:25:23 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 78+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 4/29/08 | Pat Fish
    Couple of big crimes recently as well as resolutions to some ongoing crimes. There is a verdict on the Bell shooting and there were no riots. The FLDS cult filled with underage adolescent girls who are pregnant or have children. The subway pervert has a twin brother who is also a pervert, updates on the anthrax case, and this past weekend a boy killed his entire family, including his 14-year old brother who hid behind a clothes dryer to no avail. Much more.
  • Caption the aftermath of the not guilty verdict of three NYC detectives after the Sean Bell trial

    04/28/2008 5:11:53 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 37 replies · 36+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 4/25-26/07 | staff
    Two of the three detectives on trial were black. However..."Protesters march along Queens Blvd after the three detectives in the shooting death of Sean Bell were found not guilty in New York City, April 25, 2008. The detectives were found not guilty on Friday in the shooting death of unarmed black man Bell killed in a hail of 50 bullets on his wedding day, prompting angry reactions and a federal review of the case."
  • Cops Acquitted In Sean Bell Shooting Death

    04/25/2008 6:22:46 AM PDT · by Dallas · 185 replies · 560+ views
    Cops Acquitted In Sean Bell Shooting Death Judge Clears Three NYPD Detectives Of All Charges In Nov. 2006 Incident NEW YORK (CBS) ― A judge has acquitted three NYPD detectives of all charges in the shooting death of 23-year-old Sean Bell on Friday. Bell was gunned down in a hail of 50 bullets outside a Queens strip club on what would have been his wedding day in November 2006. The highly anticipated verdict, which many see as holding far-reaching social ramifications for New York City and its police force, comes after seven weeks worth of testimony without a jury. Detectives...
  • Anger, Sadness as Three Acquitted in Sean Bell Case

    04/26/2008 5:49:49 PM PDT · by Eye On The Left · 23 replies · 135+ views
    New York Sun ^ | April 26, 2008 | CHRISTOPHER FAHERTY
    Inside the courtroom, family members of Bell were visibly distraught over the verdict, which some city leaders warned could spark protests citywide. Bell’s mother cried when the not-guilty verdict was announced. Hundreds of police officers surrounded the perimeter of the courthouse in Queens as the verdict was read. When news of the decision reached the droves of Bell family supporters gathered outside of the courthouse, tempers flared. Chants of “off the cops that kill our kids,” rang out. While there was some pushing and shoving, it did not appear that any violent acts were committed.
  • Sharpton vows to 'close this city' after officer acquittals

    04/26/2008 4:28:39 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 144 replies · 252+ views
    AP ^ | 26 Apr 08 | VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem on Saturday after the Rev. Al Sharpton promised to "close this city down" to protest the acquittals of three police detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed a groom on his wedding day and wounded two friends. "We strategically know how to stop the city so people stand still and realize that you do not have the right to shoot down unarmed, innocent civilians," Sharpton told an overflow crowd of several hundred people at his National Action Network office in the historically black Manhattan neighborhood. "This city is going...
  • Judge Acquits Detectives in 50-Shot Killing of Bell

    04/26/2008 10:45:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 165+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 26, 2008 | MICHAEL WILSON
    A Queens judge on Friday acquitted three detectives charged in the shooting of Sean Bell, who died on his wedding day in a hail of 50 police bullets. He said that prosecutors had failed to prove their case and that wounded friends of the slain man had given testimony that he did not believe. The top-to-bottom acquittals of Detectives Gescard F. Isnora, Michael Oliver and Marc Cooper were delivered by Justice Arthur J. Cooperman in an essay form bearing little resemblance to a standard jury verdict, and were met momentarily with silence in court as spectators looked at one another...
  • Family Marks Sean Bell's Birthday With Fundraiser (fiance throws $500 a plate party for self)

    05/18/2007 7:57:29 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 2 replies · 535+ views
    Plans were set for a birthday celebration, but the guest of honor would not be there, and well-wishers were to give donations in place of presents. Relatives, friends and supporters of Sean Bell, an unarmed man killed in a barrage of 50 police bullets on his wedding day, planned to gather Friday to mark what would have been his 24th birthday. The bittersweet birthday party at a Manhattan restaurant was planned as a fundraiser for his fiancee and their two daughters. Bell was killed, and two of his friends were seriously wounded, after his bachelor party at a Queens topless...
  • A Civil Solution (Sean Bell & the NYPD)

    03/27/2007 1:04:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 540+ views
    City Journal ^ | 27 March 2007 | Heather Mac Donald
    The narrow framework of criminal law doesn’t fit fatal police miscalculations.In late March, a Queens grand jury indicted three of the five officers who shot at Sean Bell’s car outside a Jamaica strip club last November, and exonerated the remaining two. The grand jury received widespread praise for careful reasoning. But the only thing that the indictments show is how inappropriate a criminal-law template is for police actions. It is probably too much to hope that Albany legislators will face down anti-police politics and correct that ongoing injustice. Nevertheless, we desperately need an alternative, non-criminal legal regime for responding to...
  • Bell's alcohol level twice legal limit (No comment from Al Sharpton)

    12/23/2006 11:56:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 608 replies · 6,614+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/23/006 | ROBERT F. MOORE and ADAM NICHOLS
    The unarmed bridegroom killed in a 50-shot police barrage on his wedding day was driving drunk, sources said yesterday. Sean Bell had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when officers opened fire, killing him and wounding two of his friends after they left his bachelor party at a Queens strip club, toxicology reports show. The alcohol level is being used to back claims Bell's vehicle lurched into an officer and rammed an unmarked police van as cops started firing. "[This report] gives some insight into why Sean Bell acted the way he did behind the wheel," said...
  • Activists march down Fifth Avenue to protest police shooting

    12/16/2006 1:05:49 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 51 replies · 930+ views
    AP and Boston Herald ^ | 16 December 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK - Thousands of protesters, counting in unison from one to 50 to mark the number of shots fired by police in the death of an unarmed Queens man last month, clogged Fifth Avenue on Saturday in a “Shopping for Justice” protest three weeks after the slaying and one week before the Christmas weekend. Trent Benefield, 23, one of the survivors of the Nov. 25 shooting that killed Sean Bell, led the marchers from his wheelchair as they headed south through midtown Manhattan. He was encircled by bodyguards, and followed by a group of clergy and elected officials on...