Apr 25 - Cops acquited for 50 shot Sean Bell murder

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 10 years ago '05        #41
Neohuey89 
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fu*k the police man. This society is fu*ked.
 04-25-2008, 10:31 AM         #42
Danja2Society 
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That's the wonderful government of the US KKK of America.
 04-25-2008, 10:33 AM         #43
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 elmonto said:
if that was this case this thread wouldnt even exist...
cosign.
 04-25-2008, 10:37 AM         #44
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3 Detectives Acquitted in Bell Shooting

Three detectives were found not guilty Friday morning on all charges in the shooting death of Sean Bell, who died in a hail of 50 police bullets outside a club in Jamaica, Queens.

Justice Arthur J. Cooperman, who delivered the verdict, said many of the prosecution’s witnesses, including Mr. Bell’s friends and the two wounded victims, were simply not believable. “At times, the testimony of those witnesses just didn’t make sense,” he said.

His verdict prompted several supporters of Mr. Bell to storm out of the courtroom, and screams could be heard in the hallway moments later. The three detectives — Gescard F. Isnora, Michael Oliver and Marc Cooper — were escorted out of a side doorway. Outside, a crowd gathered behind police barricades, occasionally shouting, amid a veritable sea of police officers.

The verdict comes 17 months to the day since the Nov. 25, 2006, shooting of Mr. Bell, 23, and his friends, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, outside the Club Kalua in Jamaica, Queens, hours before Mr. Bell was to be married.

It was delivered in a packed courtroom and was heard by, among others, the slain man’s parents and his fiancée. The seven-week trial, which ended April 14, was heard by Justice Cooperman in State Supreme Court in Queens after the defendants waived their right to a jury, a strategy some lawyers called risky at the time. But it clearly paid off with Friday’s verdict.

Before rendering his verdict, Justice Cooperman ran through a narrative of the evening, and concluded “the police response with respect to each defendant was not found to be criminal.”

“The people have not proved beyond a reasonable doubt” that each defendant was not justified in shooting, he said, before quickly saying the men were not guilty of all of the eight counts, five felonies and three misdemeanors, against them.

Mr. Bell’s family sat silently as Justice Cooperman spoke from the bench. Behind them, a woman was heard to ask, “Did he just say, ‘Not guilty?’ “

Roughly 30 court officers stood by, around the courtroom and in the aisles.

“There are no winners in a trial like this,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said later. “An innocent man lost his life, a bride lost her groom, two daughters lost their father, and a mother and a father lost their son.”

The mayor continued: “Judge Cooperman’s responsibility, however, was to decide the case based on the evidence presented in the courtroom. America is a nation of laws, and though not everyone will agree with the verdicts and opinions issued by the courts, we accept their authority.”

He added: “There will be opportunities for peaceful dissent and potentially for further legal recourse — those are the rights we enjoy in a democratic nation. We don’t expect violence or law-breaking, nor is there any place for it.”

Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, speaking at an event in Brooklyn, declined to comment on the verdict, saying that the officers could still face disciplinary action from the Police Department. He did say, however, that the United States attorney’s office had asked him to delay such disciplinary action until it had decided whether or not to pursue federal charges against the officers.

He also said that the police were ready, should any unrest develop.

“We have prepared, we have done some drills and some practice with appropriate units and personnel if there is any violence, but again, we don’t anticipate violence,” Mr. Kelly said. “There have been no problems. Obviously there will be some people who are disappointed with the verdict. We understand that.”

Detectives Isnora and Oliver had faced the most charges: first- and second-degree manslaughter, with a possible sentence of 25 years in prison; felony a.ssault, first and second degree; and a misdemeanor, reckless endangerment, with a possible one-year sentence. Detective Oliver also faces a second count of first-degree a.ssault. Detective Cooper was charged only with two counts of reckless endangerment.

During the 26 days of testimony, the prosecution sought to show, with an array of 50 witnesses, that the shooting was the act of a frightened, even enraged group of disorganized police officers who began their shift that night hoping to arrest a prostitute or two and, in suspecting Mr. Bell and his friends of possessing a gun, quickly got in over their heads.

“We ask police to risk their lives to protect ours,” said an a.ssistant district attorney, Charles A. Testagrossa, in his closing arguments. “Not to risk our lives to protect their own.”

The defense, through weeks of often heated cross-examinations, their own witnesses and the words of the detectives themselves, portrayed the shooting as the tragic end to a nonetheless justified confrontation, with Detective Isnora having what it called solid reasons to believe he was the only thing standing between Mr. Bell’s car and a drive-by shooting around the corner.

Several witnesses testified that they heard talk of guns in an argument between Mr. Bell and a stranger, Fabio Coicou, outside Kalua, an argument, the defense claimed, that was fueled by bravado and Mr. Bell’s intoxicated state. Defense lawyers pointed their fingers at Mr. Guzman, who, they said, in shouting for Mr. Bell to drive away when Detective Isnora approached, may have instigated his death.

Detective Isnora told grand jurors last year that he clipped his badge to his collar and drew his gun, shouting, “Police! Don’t move!” as he approached Mr. Bell’s Nissan Altima.

Other witnesses, mostly friends of Mr. Bell, said they never heard shouts of “Police!” Mr. Guzman and Mr. Benefield testified that they had no idea that Mr. Guzman was a police officer when he walked up with his gun drawn.
 10 years ago '05        #45
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Goddamn, they got off clean...lucky them.

It's extremely terrible for the Bell family but this decision was made with the city of New York in mind. If these officers got arrested and tried, the community would have more power against officers because obviously police would have limited power. Less people would sign up for the NYPD and then the city would be in a shortage of cops.

The decision, I believe, had more to do with the consequences of the verdict instead of justice for Sean Bell.
 10 years ago '04        #46
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fu*ked up sh*t....Its about that time ya'll...Starts with a Rev and ends with an olution
 10 years ago '04        #47
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 Ghettlost said:
no it doesnt a PIG is a PIG
lil wayne : "even if i knew you since diapers, you are not just like us"

 10 years ago '04        #48
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Un fu*king Believeable!!!
 10 years ago '04        #49
Mega 
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 nyynyj225 said:
Two of these cops were black moron.
no one was latino and one was black

The one who shot 31 times, white
 04-25-2008, 10:52 AM         #50
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its not about a race thing, its about these fu*kin pigs having this fu*ked uop mentality that they can shoot you and it can be jsutified jsut because they got a fu*kin nypd license, especially if you're black.
 10 years ago '04        #51
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this is so fu*king sad. i feel ill right now.
 10 years ago '04        #52
klone03 
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& btw...just bc the cops were black doesn't mean sh*t as far as the trial goes. a black cop can be just as racist towards a black man as anyone. the real question here is what color was the judge?
 04-25-2008, 11:06 AM         #53
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Comes at no surprise, cops always get their way, stupid pigs
 04-25-2008, 11:07 AM         #54
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^ The shirt says it all

Got em in M, L and XL - if anyone wants to cop send me a PM.
 10 years ago '05        #55
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u throw a n*gga in jail for not paying taxes that's not being used to develop the country, but u let cops go free for putting 50 slugs in a n*gga that's about to get married

the justice system fails once again....
 04-25-2008, 11:20 AM         #56
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We need to start a riot and create a war with NYPD, everyone meet me in Queens in about 2 hours. Find anything for a weapon, kiss your love ones good bye....because you might not make it back home.....I'm gonna bring my 45. and a BB gun. I want to bring some music to the event, so everyone tell me what songs you want me to download and we are ready to ride for the Queens Riot of 2008.
 04-25-2008, 11:22 AM         #57
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and they expect n*ggas to trust the system...fu*kin shame R.I.P sean bell
 04-25-2008, 11:24 AM         #58
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fu*king disgusting

but if u riot u give them the opportunity 2 call u animals and w.e. show how strong and grown up a community can be.
 04-25-2008, 11:24 AM         #59
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 Doc D said:
We need to start a riot and create a war with NYPD, everyone meet me in Queens in about 2 hours. Find anything for a weapon, kiss your love ones good bye....because you might not make it back home.....I'm gonna bring my 45. and a BB gun. I want to bring some music to the event, so everyone tell me what songs you want me to download and we are ready to ride for the Queens Riot of 2008.
aight n*gga i got "get bucked" and "thug luv" in my mp3 player..i got my machete, bricks and an old shoe....lets k!ll us some cops
 04-25-2008, 11:28 AM         #60
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 klone03 said:
& btw...just bc the cops were black doesn't mean sh*t as far as the trial goes. a black cop can be just as racist towards a black man as anyone. the real question here is what color was the judge?
N.W.A said it too

"But don't let it be a black and a white one
Cuz they slam ya down to the street top
Black police showin out for the white cop"
"fu*k the police"
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