Posts Tagged ‘justice’

Responding to the verdict

April 25, 2008

This morning, the verdict in the Sean Bell case was announced. For those of you who may not be familiar with this case, Sean Bell was a 23-year-old Queens man who was shot to death by police the night of his bachelor party. He and his friends, unarmed, were hit with 50 bullets fired by a small group of undercover officers, with the majority of the shots (31 and 11, respectively) coming from just two officers. There are, of course, two sides to this story, and I encourage you to click on the above link and read all you can about the evidence. I, however, firmly believe that the officers responsible for this man’s death should be held to account. (more…)