No Holds Barred: News, Opinion and Commentary
This is The Header Then

3 NYPD detectives acquitted in 50-shot killing

April 25th, 2008 . by TexasFred

NEW YORK (AP) - Three detectives were acquitted of all charges Friday in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed groom-to-be on his wedding day, a case that put the NYPD at the center of another dispute involving allegations of excessive firepower.

Justice Arthur Cooperman delivered the verdict in a Queens courtroom packed with spectators, including victim Sean Bell’s fiancee and parents, and at least 200 people gathered outside the building.

The verdict provoked an outpouring of emotions: Bell’s fiancee immediately walked out of the room. His mother cried.

Outside the courthouse, which was surrounded by scores of police officers, many in the crowd began weeping as news of the verdict said. Others were enraged, swearing and screaming “Murderers! Murderers!” or “KKK!”

Full Story Here:
3 NYPD detectives acquitted in 50-shot killing

I can see it now, Je$$ie Jack$son and Al $harpton are on the way to the lead the protest, if they’re not there already…

I can understand the frustrations of the friends and families of the dead groom, and I also understand their hurling accusations and racial insults at the acquitted officers based on those frustrations, but I also believe that their anger clouded their judgement, Detectives Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper are black, and the last time I checked the KKK doesn’t let black guys in, it’s part of their Charter I believe, no blacks allowed, they’re kinda funny about that…

Wouldn’t the correct term for Detectives Isnora and Cooper be ‘Uncle Tom’??

And I just have to ask this question of the NYPD, who in the hell teaches your cops how to shoot??For crying out loud, 41 shots fired in an incident that took place in 1999, to kill 1 guy??

Amadou Diallo was an unarmed man reaching for his wallet and identification, and 50 shots to take out Sean Bell?? An individual that was also unarmed??

I’ve always felt that anything worth shooting was worth shooting at least twice, but don’t you think that firing a total of 91 rounds, and the result being only 2 dead guys is maybe, just maybe a bit of ‘overkill’??

I personally believe that the NYPD needs to teach their officers a bit of gun control, that gun control being defined as the ability to fully control the weapon being fired, thereby not wasting ammunition in a wild shooting spree…

Events such as these only illustrate just how quickly things can get completely out of hand in a street confrontation, I understand the victim and his friends wanting to have a rowdy bachelor party but I can also understand the apprehension, and even the underlying fear of the officers involved, they are the continuous targets of hatred, abuse, insults and threats, and they are on a very tight wire, and once in a while that wire snaps…

Looks like that’s exactly what happened here…

Trackback URL:

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

5 Responses to “3 NYPD detectives acquitted in 50-shot killing”

  1. comment number 1 by: Patrick Sperry

    For the love of … That’s just plain terrible shooting, period.

  2. comment number 2 by: cary

    Well, even a blind pig finds a truffle occasionally - but come on, that much lead and only two guys dead?

    What if they had been shooting back? How many more shots would have been involved, or would NYPD not have been shooting, instead keeping under cover?

  3. comment number 3 by: jo

    Ya know, maybe if the assclowns quit tormenting the police at every turn…constantly testing them ( looking for a few bucks thru a lawsuit) they could do their jobs better. But until that mentality shapes up, let the cops shoot all they want…I am beyond caring anymore. Had Bell followed orders/instructions, he would be alive. He killed his own sorry ass. And all people are pissed about is the money they might not make now, not whether or not Sean Bell died.
    This attitude brought to you by a totally pissed off white person.

  4. comment number 4 by: Carl

    I can see it now, Je$$ie Jack$son and Al $harpton are on the way to the lead the protest, if they’re not there already…

    And has the legendary media whore…er…ambulance chaser…er…have law degree will travel…er…attorney at large Gloria Allred hooked up with the widow yet on the wrongful death lawsuit?

  5. comment number 5 by: BobF

    Bell tried to run the officers down with his vehicle. Last I knew, a vehicle can be used as a deadly weapon. A couple thousand pounds with a couple hundred horsepower propelling it can do some damage.

1st time comment makers must be approved by Admin

You must be logged in to post a comment.