No Justice

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The cops who shot and killed Sean Bell got off:

The three cops who killed Sean Bell on his wedding day in a 50-bullet barrage were cleared of all charges Friday – sparking tears inside the courtroom and anger on the streets outside. “The defendants are not guilty of all charges,” Queens Supreme Court Justice Arthur Cooperman declared. “The burden was on the people to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Each defendant was assumed to be innocent.” Cooperman said justification was used as a defense, he had to consider the “mindset of the defendants, not the victims. What the victims did, was more important to resolve the issues at hand than what was in their minds.”

Oliver, who fired 31 times and reloaded once, and Isnora, who fired 11 times, had been charged with manslaughter, felony assault and reckless endangerment. They faced up to 25 years in prison if convicted on all charges. Cooper, who fired four times, faced up to a year in jail if convicted of reckless endangerment. None of the detectives testified, although their grand jury testimony was read out loud at the trial. Sean Bell’s father, William, said he would call on the feds to try the cops for violating his son’s civil rights if they were acquitted.

Bell, a 23-year-old father of two, was killed on Nov. 25, 2006 near the Queens strip club where he’d just had his bachelor bash. His friends, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, were badly wounded when the cops opened fire on Bell’s car.

R.I.P. Sean…

Cops that got off are below:

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  • $m♥K.E.Y.

    MURDERS!

  • rox

    NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    Sad…stuff like this happens daily.

  • bree

    real pigs..real pigs

  • as seen on t.v.

    what a beautiful little family…so sad that baby will never know the father that was taken away too soon…im starting to tear up…this is so wrong…

  • tye tye

    that sucks!!!!!! they always find a way to clear their own kind

  • Kim

    THIS IS JUST SAD AND DEVASTATING….AND HE HAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY

    NO JUSTICE AT ALL

    @SMOKEY, I AGREE THEY ARE ALL MURDERERS

  • $m♥K.E.Y.

    Until the philosophy which hold one race superior

    And another

    Inferior

    Is finally

    And permanently

    Discredited

    And abandoned –

    Everywhere is war –

    Me say war.

    That until there no longer

    First class and second class citizens of any nation

    Until the colour of a man’s skin

    Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes –

    Me say war.

    That until the basic human rights

    Are equally guaranteed to all,

    Without regard to race –

    Dis a war.

    That until that day

    The dream of lasting peace,

    World citizenship

    Rule of international morality

    Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,

    But never attained –

    Now everywhere is war – war.

    And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes

    that hold our brothers in Darfur,

    In Iraq,

    Africa

    Sub-human bondage

    Have been toppled,

    Utterly destroyed –

    Well, everywhere is war –

    Me say war.

    War in the east,

    War in the west,

    War up north,

    War down south –

    War – war –

    Rumours of war.

    And until that day,

    The African continent

    Will not know peace,

    We Africans will fight – we find it necessary –

    And we know we shall win

    As we are confident

    In the victory

    Of good over evil

  • http://www.myspace.com/mistikay GreenEyes

    😦

    when is this going to stop? How long can murderers get away with destroying families? I cannot believe these murderers got off.. its just too much. That poor family is already mourning and dealing with the unthinkable pain… now this.

    No justice indeed…

  • Kamee'

    This is a dam disgrace!. . . Yet Wesley Snipes get three years for tax evation (sp). I’m sure somethings brewing down under…….LORD PLEASE HELP US!

  • ATLBlogger

    I just heard this on the radio & I am so sorry 2 hear this. My prayers goes out to the families and my advice to them is “DO NOT GIVE UP!”

    Man I tell ‘ya, JUSTICE is a HITCB!

  • WTF

    This is so sad

  • I'm Just Me

    UN-F*CKIN’ BELIEVABLE!…WHO ARE THE JURIES IN THIS TYPE OF SHYT? WHO ARE THEY. THIS IS F*CKING BULLSHYT! COPS ARE NEVER PUNISHED!

  • SWEET CHEEKS

    huggin my sista Smokey!!!

  • http://www.escapegraphics.net Slizzie

    God will take care of those niccas, f*ck em. I hate to talk like that but I’m mad right now..

  • Lou in the Chi

    There was no justice so there should be no peace. If we stand for nothing we will continue to fall for anything. Don’t take this laying down, there needs to be a mass march on the city just as there was in Jena.

  • ATLBlogger

    @ I’m Just ME….I was asking the samething about the jury selection? I really wanna see who was all on this panel and what made them think that these officers were innocent?

  • SWEET CHEEKS

    ummmm, is it just me… or does the white cop look like he’s smiling… a** HOLE!!!!

  • T. Williams

    This is truly a shame, those officers were irresponsible and excessive in there force. It should not be ok for them to abuse power and murder innocent people the way they did. My prayers and thoughts go to his entire family😦

  • http://myspace.com/afiya00 Afiya

    Black folks can’t get no justice or peace.

    Like Steve Harvey said this morning…when has a white person been accidently killed?

    This is a sad state of affairs we live in.

    😦

  • Nia

    I’m sick to my stomach! That just started my friday morning off on a bad note.

  • Moreaces

    How tragic, But then again this is America, what do you expect.

  • Lou in the Chi

    UN-F*CKIN’ BELIEVABLE!…WHO ARE THE JURIES IN THIS TYPE OF SHYT? WHO ARE THEY. THIS IS F*CKING BULLSHYT! COPS ARE NEVER PUNISHED!

    There was no jury; this was a trial by judge (the defendents choice)

  • Keesha

    I pray for anyone who loved him and hope they find peace. Just goes to show that racism is alive and well.

  • Shavon Denise

    THIS IS CRAZY!!! Now I hope permed up Al, and S-curl Jesse be one this sh*t like they on hip hop. This is a disgrace to the justice system and the very reason why Blacks dislike the police now. This is why in urban communities there is a “No Snitching” clause for this very reason, why help a system that doesnt help us.

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