A grand jury indicted three [NYPD] police detectives ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â two black men and a white man ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â in the killing of an unarmed 23-year-old black man [Sean Bell] who died in a burst of 50 police bullets outside a Queens strip club hours before he was to be wed last year.
Two were charged with manslaughter, one with reckless endangerment. One officer reloaded and kept firing…
This is not so much about race but about class, and about how out-of-control thugs with badges are used to maintain the existing class structure and how their violent actions are never ever used against members of the ruling class. Do you think they would have opened fire if Sean Bell was a white middle-aged male wearing an expensive business suit? Well of course they wouldn’t have.