Friday, April 25, 2008
Police acquitted over NY shooting
A judge in New York has acquitted three police officers who shot dead an unarmed man hours before his wedding.
Sean Bell, 23, was shot after a bachelor party at a strip club in the suburb of Queens in November 2006.
Two undercover detectives faced charges of manslaughter, while a third was accused of reckless endangerment.
The judge, Justice Arthur Cooperman, found the detectives Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper innocent of all charges. Source
How in God's name do you justify 50 rounds? How in God's name do you justify emptying and reloading? It's sad to say but the defense was weak cuz of Trent Benefield's inconsistent accounts of the shooting. Was he on sedatives when gave his first account?
I feel horribly for Bell's family. Damn. An unarmed man killed on his wedding day. Why the fuck is it OK to play target practice with people's lives? *SMFH* May God give them strength.