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The undercurrent of racism remained part of the conversation during the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman. Although the volunteer night watchman is a multiracial man with a white father and Peruvian mother, there still existed the narrative that racial profiling was the root issue that ended Trayvon Martin‘s life.
The father of Sean Bell lashed out at the head police union official who suggested his son brought his death on himself and called him drunk. According to published reports, William Bell is outraged that detectives union President Michael Palladino called the $7 million wrongful death settlement in the 50-bullet shooting case “an absolute joke.” […]
The city of New York has agreed to award family and friends of Sean Bell $7 million for the fatal shooting of the unarmed Black man on his wedding day. The settlement filed Tuesday will pay $3.25 million to the estate of Sean Bell and $3 million to Joseph Guzman and $900,000 to Trent Benefield, […]
A New York police officer involved in 2006 shooting death of unarmed Sean Bell has filed a countersuit against Bell’s estate claiming that he was injured by the husband-to-be before his death. Officer Michael Carey filed the suit in a Brooklyn federal court last week and says that he “suffered severe leg injuries” after an […]