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Were the NYPD Acquittals Inevitable?

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To most casual observers, the deadly New York City Police shooting of Sean Bell, a 23-year-old African American, in the early morning hours of his wedding day seemed an open-and-shut case. Everyone agreed that there was no crime in Bell’s attending his bachelor party in the early morning hours of Nov. 25, 2006 with his friends at the Club Kalua strip club in South Jamaica, Queens, and that he and his friends Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman were not armed when they tried to drive away from the scene, about a block from the bar, after the undercover officers approached them and opened fire, killing Bell in a barrage of 50 bullets.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 2, 2011 at 2:02 am

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