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This still isn’t enough

Posted by Media Outrage on May 21, 2008

The very corrupt NYPD is now taking steps to punish the 7 cops that were involved in the Sean Bell murder. Yes murder, let’s not use any euphemisms as certain mainstream media outlets do in an attempt to justify what happened, just because these pigs were acquitted by an obvious corrupt, dirty, judge who didn’t mind perverting justice. It was definitely cold blooded murder and these cats should have gotten life in prison for taking this man’s life. In our opinion since civilians get the chair for killing cops, these pigs in like manner should definitely get the death penalty when they murder innocent civilians. Anyway back to this story that boils our blood here.

Via Nydailynews:

The three cops cleared of killing Sean Bell on his wedding day – and four others involved in the tragic shooting – were hit Tuesday with NYPD disciplinary charges.

Detectives Marc Cooper, Gescard Isnora, and Michael Oliver, who were acquitted on April 25, showed up at Police Headquarters separately and were led into a room where they were handed a sheet of paper with the charges on them – and told to sign them.

Each was accused of firing their weapons outside of NYPD departmental guidelines – charges that could result in their being fired, police brass said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Al Sharpton arrested in NY during protest of Bell shooting

Posted by Media Outrage on May 7, 2008

We don’t care what other people say about Rev. Al Sharpton, in our opinion he is a pretty good leader in this day and time. This man will stand up against injustice when others won’t. He definitely gets a standing ovation from us here at Mediaoutrage.com.

Via AP:

The Rev. Al Sharpton was arrested at the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday as he and hundreds of demonstrators blocked traffic to protest the acquittal of three detectives in the 50-bullet shooting of an unarmed black man on his wedding day.

Sharpton, two survivors of the shooting and the slain man’s fiancee were among about a dozen people arrested on disorderly conduct charges near the base of the bridge. Police led away demonstrators at several other bridges and tunnels in the city.

The protests were part of a coordinated campaign to urge federal authorities to investigate the November 2006 shooting of Sean Bell. Three officers were acquitted of state charges last month.

Sharpton, shooting survivors Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman, and Bell’s fiancee, Nicole Paultre Bell, lined up and peacefully put their hands behind their backs as police put plastic handcuffs on them. Sharpton and Bell were placed in a police vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, and Gladys Knight perform in NY

Posted by Media Outrage on May 5, 2008

Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, and Gladys Knight all performed in NY yesterday at Radio Music Hall for the “Divas With Heart” benefit in which they brought Sean Bell’s mother Valerie Bell on stage which was very nice and touching. Below in the thumbnails Patti is pictured with Valerie Bell. We’re glad to see stars reaching out to the family of Sean Bell since justice was not given a few weeks ago when all 3 officers were acquitted of all charges for murdering Sean Bell. Out of these legendary 4 women which one is your favorite singer and why?

To see a few more pics Read the rest of this entry »

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What a guy

Posted by Media Outrage on May 2, 2008

Jay-Z has established an educational trust fund for the kids of Sean Bell who was killed by 3 New York police officers in a hail of 50 bullets while he was unarmed.

Via AHH:

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has established an educational trust for the for the children of Sean Bell, the unarmed African-American man who was shot and killed by police on the day he was to be married.

Sources have confirmed with AllHipHop.com that Jay-Z is working closely with Nicole Paultre Bell, Sean Bell’s widow, to institute the trust funds for both of their children.

Nicole Bell appeared prominently in Jay-Z’s Rocawear “I Will Not Lose” advertising campaign with images that caused indignation within the NYPD’s Benevolent Association. Read the rest of this entry »

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David Banner speaks out against acquittal

Posted by Media Outrage on April 29, 2008

David Banner spoke his mind to SOHH regarding the unjust acquittal for 3 police officers who killed Sean Bell on the morning of his wedding day who was unarmed. The cops fired 50 shots and hit him 16 times. Here’s what Banner had to say to SOHH…..

“I was outraged but I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t get mad anymore. I have to think logically. I think one of the problems with America is that we’ve adapted Bush’s cowboy mentality to everything. With the Sean Bell situation New York is basically saying, ‘f*ck n*ggas.

Banner was shocked that while the three officers were brought up on eight counts, not even one charge against the cops stuck.

“[They] shot Sean Bell 51* times and they got eight counts and you can’t convict on one count. Not even endangerment? You shot 51 times homie!”

The rapper said “cowards” allow injustices to go unpunished and he counts himself amongst the lot.

“They know that we not gonna do sh*t. We ain’t gonna do sh*t but beef amongst ourselves. Our generation is a bunch of cowards and they know that and that’s including me. All of us, we cowards and if you’re not a coward then do something about it.

All these tough ass rappers, where they at now. Where are the football players? The basketball players? Where are our senators? Where are the other black cops that work with them cops that shot their children? They’re cowards!”

“It pisses me off, I’m hurt and to a certain degree I’m scared, too. I got to be enough of a man to say that.”

To read what Game and Prodigy had to say about this injustice Read the rest of this entry »

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Celebs speak out against acquittal

Posted by Media Outrage on April 27, 2008

Ice Cube, Chamillionaire, and Al Sharpton are among the many millions that are totally disgusted with the lack of justice we saw Friday when the judge acquitted all 3 officers in the shooting death of Sean Bell in which they fired 50 shots at an unarmed man hitting him 16 times. This is definitely a disgusting travesty of what is supposed to be justice in America. It reminds black people of the Jim Crow era in which African Americans never received a fair shot in a court room. It also sends a loud message to youth that already do not trust the law, that the police will not be held accountable when they use excessive force, break the law, and murder innocent civilians. It tells black people that society values the lives of corrupt police officers more than regular people.

Via MTV:

Al Sharpton:

“I think that we need a cross-section of groups to come together,” Sharpton said from his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem. “We need to sit down immediately and plan a strategy and make it international, with the goals being a structural change in policing. I believe we can get to the federal government. Then we’re going to wait again for another trial. There’s something wrong with the law, and we must change that.”

Ice Cube:

“This is just another example that the justice system in America views a black life as worthless,” Read the rest of this entry »

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Justice is blind

Posted by Media Outrage on April 25, 2008

Today another travesty of justice occurred as 3 New York Police officers were acquitted of all charges involving the murder of un-armed Sean Bell in which the cops fired 50 shots at this man on the morning of his wedding day.

Via AP:

Three detectives were acquitted of all charges Friday in the 50-shot killing of an unarmed groom-to-be on his wedding day, a case that put the NYPD at the center of another dispute involving allegations of excessive firepower.

Justice Arthur Cooperman delivered the verdict in a Queens courtroom packed with spectators, including victim Sean Bell’s fiancee and parents, and at least 200 people gathered outside the building.

The verdict provoked an outpouring of emotions: Bell’s fiancee immediately walked out of the room. His mother cried.

Outside the courthouse, which was surrounded by scores of police officers, many in the crowd began weeping as news of the verdict said. Others were enraged, swearing and screaming “Murderers! Murderers!” or “KKK!”

Bell, a 23-year-old black man, was killed in a hail of gunfire Read the rest of this entry »

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