A new finding from Capital New York appears to show that the NYPD couldn’t leave well enough alone after getting off scot-free for the murders of Eric Garner and Sean Bell.
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 tragic 2006 shooting death of Sean Bell at the hands of New York police became a refreshed memory for some city residents, especially in light of the recent Trayvon Martin case. Just weeks after being released by NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly, undercover detective Gescard Isnora has come forward in a somewhat defiant stance saying […]
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 […]
The fiancé of Sean Bell, the unarmed man gunned down on his wedding day by New York police, will finally have her day in court now that a judge will allow her civil rights case against the NYPD to proceed to trial. A federal court judge ruled Tuesday to allow Nicole Paultre-Bell and two of […]
The NYPD officers responsible for the barrage of 50-bullets that killed unarmed Sean Bell in 2006 will not face civil rights charges. The justice department made the ruling Tuesday citing insufficient evidence. The justice department has since released a statement saying that the three officers responsible for the murder of Bell did not violate his […]
A Queens city council has opted to name a street after Sean Bell, the unarmed man shot and killed by police with 50 bullets. As previously reported, the council was considering renaming a section of Liverpool Street, ‘Sean Bell Way’ and with today’s vote, three blocks of Liverpool Street in Queens, where he was shot […]
The infamous and untimely death of Sean Bell may soon be commemorated on a street in Queens. Members of the Queens city council are considering naming a street after Bell in remembrance of him. They will vote on renaming a section of Liverpool Street, ‘Sean Bell Way.’ Sean Bell was the unarmed man that was […]
Members of the NYPD shot and killed a teenager in Queens, Saturday after shooting him 11 times. 18-year-old Dashawn Vasconcellos, died of gunshot wounds to the torso, neck and extremities. According to chief NYPD spokesman Paul J. Browne, police fired a total of 14 times with 11 of those bullets hitting the teen. The boy […]