The recent police shooting in New York of Sean Bell is very similar to the 1999 shooting of Amadou Diallo. Both Diallo and Bell were "unarmed" and approximately 50 bullets were discharged in both cases. In both cases there was great community outrage and accusations of police overreaction by both the press and politicians.
The officers in the Diallo case were tried criminally and appropriately acquitted.
A video recreation of the Diallo shooting was produced by former NYPD Detective, Beau Dietl. Dietl recreates the shooting from court transcipts. We bacame aware of this video from Dietl's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor where he and Bill O'Reilly were making a case for the involved officers. See the entire video at Beau's website a must see.
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