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The Sean Bell incident was a tragedy. It took place in the New York City borough of Queens( my hood) on November 25, 2006, in which 3 men were shot a total of fifty times by a team of both plainclothes and undercover NYPD officers, killing one of the men, Sean Bell, on the morning after his bachelor party, and severely wounding two of his friends. The incident sparked fierce criticism of the police from some members of the public and drew comparisons to the 1999 killing of Amadou Diallo.Three of the five detectives involved in the shooting went to trial on charges ranging from manslaughter to reckless endangerment, and were found not guilty.
Well fast forward to 2010 and New York City has agreed to pay over $7 million to the family and associates of Sean Bell after he was fatally shot in such a brutal manor.

According to the NY  TIMES The decision by the city came after two days of intense negotiations in Federal District Court in Brooklyn. Mr. Bell’s estate would receive $3.25 million, and two friends of Mr. Bell’s who were injured in the episode would also receive payments: Joseph Guzman would get $3 million, and Trent Benefield $900,000. The case set off an emotional debate over the use of deadly force by the police and prompted the city to change some of its policing procedures.

  • Cool

    No amount of money is enough, but I think they shouls be getting something more like $27 million.

  • Juniortelfort

    hell no this is not enough this is a slap in the face

  • J1_one1

    racism still still alive if he was white it would have not happen like this.