Feds won’t charge officers in the Sean Bell slaying…What message does this send to black people?

February 16, 2010

Barack, the magic negro can't save us....we are all F'ed....

That you are targets to be shot at, and results or rationales can be given later as for why they were shooting at said targets….

Feds won’t charge officers in Sean Bell shooting

By MURRAY WEISS and LEONARD GREENE

Last Updated: 4:20 PM, February 16, 2010

Posted: 1:57 PM, February 16, 2010

Federal authorities will not pursue charges against the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell, the unarmed bridegroom who died in a hail of police bullets outside a Queens strip club just hours before his wedding.

Prosecutors said there was “insufficient evidence” that Bell’s civil rights were violated when undercover officers unloaded on a car carrying Bell and two friends on a Jamaica street in November, 2006.

I guess the right to live is not a civil right.  What about the right not to die on the street in a hail of bullets, if I am not shooting at you?  I know that one must be in there somewhere…

Another black youth who has to grow up without one of their parents. This time, it wasn't divorce or drugs...it was the police...

Three officers were acquitted in 2008, including Michael Oliver, who police said reloaded while firing 31 of the 50 shots that filled the vehicle and surrounding streets.

Bitterly disappointed, Bell’s parents and his fiancée, Nicole Paultre-Bell, sought input from federal prosecutors, only to have their hopes for justice dashed again.

Justice denied is justice denied…isn’t that how the saying went?  It is far from delayed….

Bell’s family met with officials from the US Justice Department’s civil rights division, who delivered the news.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, a family adviser, said he spoke with US Attorney General Eric Holder about the decision.

“I expressed to him my extreme disappointment in the decision and our legal advisors saw the evidence and federal jurisdiction differently,” Sharpton said in a statement. “We agreed, however, that the family and community must continue to bring a new day in how we deal with police matters and how both community residents and police are protected equally under the law.”

What is happening in this new day?  It looks like the same old shit that got us riled up in the first place.  Oscar Grant, Sean Bell…how many more will it take before someone comes to the conclusion that this is not right?   The protection that you speak of is falling on deaf ears, since we know that protection comes a lot better and quicker if you are white in a white neighborhood.

Bell, 23, and two friends, Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman, had piled in Bell’s car after leaving a bachelor party at a Queens strip club when they were confronted by a team of police officers who thought they were retrieving a gun to settle a score at the club.

No gun was recovered.

Oliver’s lawyer, James Culleton, said he was pleased with the decision.

“There was no intent to violate any civil rights,” Culleton said. “There was justification for the shooting. There was a fair trial in Queens and a fair decision.”

What justification was there for the shooting? Saying things like this make it seem as though you don’t care.   We know you don’t care, that is why you reloaded and kept shooting.  But, for the families sake, how about you fake it for a little bit, before going back to the klan klubhouse to laugh at killing another black face…it’s reading news like this that gets me mad and sad at the same time.  Mad to think that cops can indiscriminately kill a black man, nut sad to know that there is nothing that can be done about it.

One Response to “Feds won’t charge officers in the Sean Bell slaying…What message does this send to black people?”

  1. tophatal said

    Steve

    If Amadou Diallo’s family can’t get justice from the system in New York . Then how the hell do you think that Sean Bell’s family will be able to get justice instead ?

    Alan Parkins

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