Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: NY City: Looters get ready - Cops found not guilty!

  1. #1
    Advanced Member JAFO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    546

    NY City: Looters get ready - Cops found not guilty!

    Uh oh. Rodney King verdict, part 2??

    Police not guilty in groom's death


    NEW YORK (CNN) -- A judge acquitted three New York Police Department detectives of all charges Friday morning in the shooting death of an unarmed man in a 50-bullet barrage, hours before he was to be married.
    Detectives Michael Oliver and Gescard Isnora were found not guilty of charges of manslaughter, assault and reckless endangerment in the death of Sean Bell, 23, and the wounding of two of his friends.
    Detective Marc Cooper was acquitted of reckless endangerment.
    Justice Arthur Cooperman said he found problems with the prosecution's case. He said some prosecution witnesses contradicted themselves, and he cited prior convictions and incarcerations of witnesses.
    He also cited the demeanor of some witnesses on the stand.
    As the judge read his decision, Nicole Paultre Bell -- Sean Bell's fiancee before his death -- ran from the courtroom, saying, "I've got to get out of here."
    The announcement immediately sparked anger among some in the crowd outside the courthouse.
    The Rev. Al Sharpton called for calm Wednesday. He was accompanied by Bell's fiancee and other supporters on the steps of City Hall. Bell, 23, was killed just before dawn on his wedding day, November 25, 2006. He and several friends were winding up an all-night bachelor party at the Kalua Club in Queens, a strip club that was under investigation by a NYPD undercover unit looking into complaints of guns, drugs and prostitution.
    Undercover detectives were inside the club, and plain-clothes officers were stationed outside.
    Witnesses said that about 4 a.m., closing time, as Bell and his friends left the club, an argument broke out. Believing that one of Bell's friends, Joseph Guzman, was going to get a gun from Bell's car, one of the undercover detectives followed the men and called for backup.
    What happened next was at the heart of the trial, prosecuted by the assistant district attorney in Queens.
    Full story here:
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/04/25/...ial/index.html
    >>> Insert funny sig here <<<

  2. #2
    Senior Member Gixxer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,471
    i hope it doesn't get too bad.
    a.k.a. GSXR 750

  3. #3
    Ohh Hell yeah.. Sava700's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    24,052
    What I find rather stupid is you have Sharpton all up in it... Someone needs to tell this guy to go on somewhere.

  4. #4
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761
    Nothing like Rodney King imo. 2 of the 3 cops are black.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Gixxer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,471
    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    What I find rather stupid is you have Sharpton all up in it... Someone needs to tell this guy to go on somewhere.
    sharpton will always have his nose in crap like this
    a.k.a. GSXR 750

  6. #6
    There won't be any looting....some possible protests....that's about it.

  7. #7
    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    69,992
    Not a Rodney King deal but still messed up.

Similar Threads

  1. Air Force Officer Found Guilty of Raping 4 Men
    By Prey521 in forum General Discussion Board
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-28-07, 02:04 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •