Black People : Groom Killed by NYPD on his wedding day was shot by White KKKop

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  1. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    a picture of the so-called "officer" is on the front off today's NY Post

    http://www.nypost.com/

    Police have a hard job, but we're not talkin' about that we're talkin' about shooting 50 shots and obviously not getting any return fire



    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-11-25-police-shooting_x.htm

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,231968,00.html

    N.Y. police shoot 3 men, kill 1 near nightclub

    Updated 11/26/2006 4:56 AM ET

    By Adam Rountree, AP

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police fired 50 rounds Saturday at a car of unarmed men leaving a bachelor party at a strip club, killing the groom on his wedding day in a shooting that drew a furious outcry from family members and community leaders.

    The spray of bullets hit the car 21 times, after the vehicle rammed into an undercover officer and then an unmarked NYPD minivan twice, police said. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly would not say if the collisions were what prompted police to open fire.

    It was too early to say whether the shooting was justified, Kelly said.

    Police thought one of the men in the car might have had a gun. But police found no weapons.

    "Although it is too early to draw conclusions about this morning's shootings ... we know that the NYPD officers on the scene had reason to believe that an altercation involving a firearm was about to happen and were trying to stop it," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement.

    Kelly said the incident stemmed from an undercover operation inside the strip club. Seven officers in plain clothes were investigating the Kalua Cabaret, and five were involved in the shooting. The gunfire also hit nearby homes and a train station, though no residents were injured.

    A veteran officer fired his weapon 31 times, emptying two full magazines, Kelly said. All the officers carried 9 mm handguns.

    The groom, who was driving, was identified as Sean Bell, 23. Joseph Guzman, 31, was in the front seat and was shot at least 11 times. Trent Benefield, 23, who was in the back seat, was hit three times. Both men were taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital. Guzman was listed in critical condition and Benefield was in stable condition.

    Kelly said there may have been a fourth person in the car who fled the scene.

    Three officers, including the officer hit by the car, were treated and released. Another detective remained hospitalized for blood pressure, Kelly said.

    Abraham Kamara, 38, who lives a few blocks from the club, said he was getting ready for work at about 4 a.m. when he heard bursts of gunfire.

    "First it was like four shots," he said. "And then it was like pop-pop-pop like 12 times."

    A grand jury was investigating the incident. Kelly said none of the five veteran officers had ever discharged their weapons in the line of duty. He has not been able to interview the officers because the district attorney must first complete an investigation, he said.

    The undercover officers were inside the club to document illicit activity, Kelly said. With one more violation the club would be shut down, Kelly said.

    He said the establishment has a "chronic history of narcotics, prostitution and weapons complaints."

    The shooting drew angry protests from family members and the Rev. Al Sharpton.

    Sharpton went to the hospitals where the men were taken and afterward held news conferences. At Jamaica Hospital, the civil rights advocate stood with about two dozen members of Bell's and his fiancee's family.

    "I will stand with this family," he said. "This stinks. Something about the story being told did not seem right."

    Sharpton said Bell and his fiancee had two children, ages 3 years and 5 months.

    At Mary Immaculate Hospital, Sharpton said he was outraged to find the survivors handcuffed to their hospital beds. He said Guzman suffered 17 wounds, though it was unclear how many were bullet wounds, and Benefield was shot three times.

    "We're not anti-police ... we're anti-police brutality," he said.

    The two were unshackled later Saturday and have not been charged with a crime.

    Robert Porter, who identified himself as Bell's first cousin, said he was supposed to be a DJ at the wedding. He said about 250 people were invited and were flying in from all over the country. He said his cousin wasn't the type to confront police and that he was "on the straight and narrow."

    "I still don't want to believe it," Porter said, "a beautiful day like this, and he was going to have a beautiful wedding, he was going to live forever with his wife and children. And this happened."

    In 1999, police killed Amadou Diallo, an unarmed West African immigrant who was shot 19 times in the Bronx. The four officers in that case were acquitted of criminal charges.

    And in 2003, Ousmane Zongo, 43, a native of the western African country of Burkina Faso who repaired art and musical instruments in a Manhattan warehouse, was shot to death during a police raid. Zongo was hit four times, twice in the back.
    Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

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    yea

    50 shots fired by police

    chris rock was right if bullets cost a million dollars only the guilty or so would be shot

    this is sucker type stuff

    i'll tell you why

    when you shoot 50 times at unarmed people who are probably a little toasted
    so you know they are braver then they really are, you are very scary and don't need to be carrying a gun

    i don't care what they said??????

    last time i checked talk is cheap

    i don't care what the history of the place is

    if a "crime" is being committed then do what law officers do

    but to shoot 50 times shows me you are very scary and you need to take a note from the old Steven Segal flicks

    drunk people talk alot of sshh - you of sober mind should have the advantage

    listen i respect the real cops man without them there would be chaos

    but when you shot 50 times at unarmed people you don't need to carry a gun in NYC at 4am

    the uncover police car got rammed so they shot at it 21 times

    the guy just left a club he was probably drinking, ran into the car but it happened to be uncover cops???

    sounds like a DWI? why all the bullets?????

    Police thought one of the men in the car might have had a gun. But police found no weapons.

    the thought of MIGHT might just get you killed

    in the hood
     
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    They should be tried in court, found guilty, and be sentenced to death.
     
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    Cowards indeed. What exactly prompted the pig to "think" there was a gun? just does not add up. It seems you hear of NYPD killing innocent people every few months or so.
     
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    Absolute power corrutps absolutely

    This is an outrage, and I really hope those officers get what's coming to them.
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yea

    the commissioner said the cop heard somebody say "go get my gun"

    so apparently he didn't have the 'gun'

    if you heard him say go my gun then you were close enough to see his movements and could see what he was doing if it was all of that

    which i don't think it was
     
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    update

    did you know the 'officers' of this unit
    are allowed to go to clubs to root out guns and drugs
    and they are allowed 'two' drinks a night to blend in (who monitors the drinks and what happens when maybe you want a third one?)

    yes sanctioned on-duty drinking yes on-duty drinking

    50 shots and none of the officers were checked for alcohol or other stuff

    hmmmm.

    now it's all starting to make sense

    my early statement said if you have a sober mind you should have the 'advantage'

    but what happens when perhaps both parties were tipsy???????
     
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    My people, what are you still doing in the us?

    ::cry::

    Peace and love to the families of the affected. What a shame.

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
  9. Da Street So'ja

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