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Old 04-25-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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Professor: Sean Bell Slaying Part of National Trend



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The Bryant Park Project, April 25, 2008 Three undercover detectives were found not guilty Friday in the 2006 police shooting of Sean Bell, a New York case that made national headlines.
Delores Jones-Brown of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice says the case has drawn attention because it's part of a larger pattern of police shooting unarmed suspects.
Professor: Sean Bell Slaying Part of National Trend : NPR

The three officers accused of wrongful death in the Bronx shooting of Sean Bell in 2006 were acquitted of all charges this morning. The 51 bullets that killed Bell and wounded his companion accounted for almost ten percent of those discharged by the entire NYPD that year. Are these cops just trying to be thorough? NPR discusses the trend here.
--Dayo Olopade
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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Ummm....
While 50 bullets is too much, Sean Bell wouldn't have been shot in the first place, had he not tried to run police down with his car.

So Rev Wright is wrong. Rev Wright NEEDS to be preaching to parents to teach their children moral VALUES.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Ummm....
While 50 bullets is too much, Sean Bell wouldn't have been shot in the first place, had he not tried to run police down with his car.

So Rev Wright is wrong. Rev Wright NEEDS to be preaching to parents to teach their children moral VALUES.
i am beginning to think i should put idiots on ignore LOL



whose moral values again and what are they??
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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please keep the information coming. you are so insightful and well thought out. thanks for being you.

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i am beginning to think i should put idiots on ignore LOL



whose moral values again and what are they??
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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From reports I have seen of the trial there were definely problems with the witnesses. They varied their testimony and didn't give the same story twice. They were in fact called uncreditable by the judge because of this.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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please keep the information coming. you are so insightful and well thought out. thanks for being you.
So noone knows what these moral values are??? I bet McCain doesnt either what with his adulterous ways !!!
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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So noone knows what these moral values are???

Hmmmm.....well two off the top of my head that pertain to the situation.....

1. Teach your kids not to resolve an arguement with a gun. (Apparently Sean Bell was heard to say "I'm going to get my gun" after an argument in the bar).
2. Teach your kids to respect authority. (If a policeman request that you halt, you don't run him down with your car as Sean Bell did).
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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Ummm....
While 50 bullets is too much, Sean Bell wouldn't have been shot in the first place, had he not tried to run police down with his car.
I think this is the problem with the case and all the confusion...

The detectives were in plain clothes, so that can raise doubts on what happened. Did they display their badges? could Bell & the rest of the guys see the badges if that was the case? There are just a lot of questions surrounding the case that hasn't been answered and probably never will...just sad!

So its not as cut & dry as you make it out to be...if there were uniformed cops, then its a different case...the fact that they were in plain clothes, and were in the bar and had drinks as well adds another layer of complexity.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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I think this is the problem with the case and all the confusion...

The detectives were in plain clothes, so that can raise doubts on what happened. Did they display their badges? could Bell & the rest of the guys see the badges if that was the case? There are just a lot of questions surrounding the case that hasn't been answered and probably never will...just sad!

So its not as cut & dry as you make it out to be...if there were uniformed cops, then its a different case...the fact that they were in plain clothes, and were in the bar and had drinks as well adds another layer of complexity.

And the fact that Bell was going to get his gun to settle the argument? That is a problem. Guns and young men.....a real issue at the moment. Look at Chicago and it's 40 or so shootings in only two weeks.

So again, you teach your children not to settle an argument with a gun. That is pretty cut and dry. Sean Bell obviously wasn't fortunate enough to have parents that tought him that or maybe they tried and he didn't listen.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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And the fact that Bell was going to get his gun to settle the argument? That is a problem. Guns and young men.....a real issue at the moment. Look at Chicago and it's 40 or so shootings in only two weeks.

So again, you teach your children not to settle an argument with a gun. That is pretty cut and dry. Sean Bell obviously wasn't fortunate enough to have parents that tought him that or maybe they tried and he didn't listen.
But its in the constitution to have guns and religion for bitter people !!!

You cant rip up the constitution!!!
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