Revolution#127, April 20, 2008

Sean Bell Trial Closing

The trial of the three NYPD cops indicted for the November 2006 shooting death of Sean Bell and the serious wounding of his two friends is coming to a close. The judge has said he will deliver his verdict on April 25. During the trial, testimony by survivors of the attack and others brought back the horrors of that night when the police unleashed a 50-bullet barrage against the three young men. And the arguments by the cops’ lawyers in defense of their clients made clear that murderous violence against Black and Latino youth are what the armed enforcers of this system are supposed to do and trained to do.

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