Tuesday, March 20, 2007

An update to a truly sad story

Back in December I posted about a sad story, about a couple that was going to get married, but the night before the wedding the groom was shot and killed by New York police. I haven't heard much about this incident until Monday. An article on the BBC site on Monday says that:
"Two New York policemen have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and assault charges over the shooting of an unarmed man on the day he was to be married. A third officer has pleaded not guilty to assault charges."

"The BBC's Guto Harri in New York says the charges are among the most serious which can be levelled against serving police officers."

"Detectives Michael Oliver and Gescard Isnora have been charged with manslaughter in the first and second degrees, implying both intent to harm and recklessness."

"Mr Isnora was the first to shoot and is accused of firing a total of 11 bullets. Mr Oliver is accused of firing 31 of the nearly 50 bullets aimed at Mr Bell and his two companions."
I wanted to keep those who are interested about this story as I am up-to-date with what is going on. Hopefully these men who are suppose to protect and serve everyone (no matter their skin color) get the jail time they deserve.

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