Mar 17, 2007

3 Detectives Are Indicted in 50-Shot Killing in Queens

A grand jury voted yesterday to indict three city police detectives — two black men and a white man — in the killing of an unarmed 23-year-old black man who died in a burst of 50 police bullets outside a Queens strip club hours before he was to be wed last year, defense lawyers and police union leaders said last night.

Apparently, these three detectives thought it was necessary to unload on this young black kid!
Detectives Isnora and Cooper are black; Detective Oliver is white. They were among five police officers who fired into a gray Nissan Altima carrying the bridegroom, Sean Bell, and two friends during a chaotic confrontation in Jamaica early on the morning of Nov. 25. Neither Mr. Bell nor his friends, both of whom were wounded, were armed, although the police officers apparently believed that they were.

Can someone tell me why it would take 50 bullets to shoot unarmed men?

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bobbarama said...

yeah, this is bad stuff.

Carol said...

Yes, it is, the poor kid was supposed to get married the next day!

Slick said...

Our good ol' Al Sharpton will handle everything./end sarcasm

I'm in no way downplaying the tragedy of this situation...I think NYC should hold those officers accountable for what I can only call a blatant homocide.

Carol said...

Al Sharpton - good one Slick! They have been indicted, we shall see, After all it was only a black kid in New York City - sarcsm intended!