“seems excessive”?

in further performances of the racist subconscious….black people continue to be murdered by the police.

Mayor: “Seems Excessive Force” Was Used By Police In Shooting

November 27, 2006

Calling the 50 shots fired by officers “unacceptable,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed Monday to ensure the city conducts a thorough investigation into the fatal police shooting this weekend of a groom on his wedding day.

Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly met with elected officials and religious leaders at City Hall Monday to discuss the Saturday morning shooting. Many of the participants said the meeting went well, but others remain outraged at the actions of police officers.


Sean Bell w/ fiance

“We said to the mayor: ‘We understand the crime problem, we understand because many of our communities have the worst crime problems,” said Reverend Al Sharpton. “But imagine, Mr. Mayor, living in a city where you have to worry about the cops and the robbers, some people have to worry about the robbers, we have to worry about both.”

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Police shooting leaves unanswered questions
Special to AmNews
Originally posted 11/16/2006

A police chase in Brooklyn ended with the driver, Katrell Butler, 28, dead at the scene and passenger Greg Brown injured with a bullet wound to the leg.
According to police, Butler ran a red light and two plainclothes detectives began to chase him from Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn to the crime scene, on the corner of Kings Highway and Avenue K.

olice said that the driver then stopped his vehicle, pinned the officer (whose name has not been released) between two parked cars and flashed a weapon to the police officer. In fear for his life, the detective retaliated and shot Butler and his friend.

s the AmNews was on the scene, four separate eyewitness accounts refuted police statements and in unison said Butler crashed into a parked green van and while attempting to reverse, the police officer ran out of his car to the driver’s Mitsubishi Montero SUV and “the officer jumped on top of the vehicle and started shooting at the driver, when he finished using his pistol on the victim he placed [a gun] into [Butler’s] hand, said a visibly distraught Eric, 29, who said he witnessed the incident while jogging. Eric continued “he never had a gun [and], they killed him.”

Monique Butler, mother, holding picture of Katrell

They dragged him like a dog with his pants off and threw him on the street like a piece meat,” said a weeping Alex, 42, who lives in the neighborhood, He explained that the officer was never pinned. “He walked out [between the cars]; there was nothing wrong with him, because the vehicle did not grind him,” Alex declared.

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~ by Anayah on November 28, 2006.

One Response to ““seems excessive”?”

  1. This shit is too ridiculous. You wonder if the Black man would stand a better chance in the wild west(arizona,montana, etc.) where it is legal and expected for citizens to bear arms.

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