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Police acquitted in Sean Bell case


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Re: Police acquitted in Sean Bell case
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008, 09:07:55 AM »
UPDATE: Both black police officers (Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper) arrested on murder charges after being acquitted of manslaughter, white officer given a medal and a date with Shawn Bell's fiancee.  More news at 11.

Re: Police acquitted in Sean Bell case
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2008, 10:23:48 AM »
^ f-in loser.

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Re: Police acquitted in Sean Bell case
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2008, 11:33:15 AM »
^ f-in loser.

Nah. Just a grim pessimist. But seriously, I don't really understand why they went to trial for manslaughter, but on the other hand I really don't understand why they werent found guilty of AT LEAST reckless endangerment.  I mean that undercover cop went for the gun way to quickly.  He at least should lose his pension. 

Also, does shawn belles family lose the potential for a civil suit now that the cops were found not liable

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Re: Police acquitted in Sean Bell case
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2008, 12:09:11 PM »
^ f-in loser.

Nah. Just a grim pessimist. But seriously, I don't really understand why they went to trial for manslaughter, but on the other hand I really don't understand why they werent found guilty of AT LEAST reckless endangerment.  I mean that undercover cop went for the gun way to quickly.  He at least should lose his pension. 

Also, does shawn belles family lose the potential for a civil suit now that the cops were found not liable

I don't think so.  Just off the cuff, different burdens of proof and different juries could make a substantial difference to the outcome.  Double jeopardy rules don't apply either.

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Re: Police acquitted in Sean Bell case
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2008, 08:26:43 AM »
Also, does shawn belles family lose the potential for a civil suit now that the cops were found not liable

the cops were not found to be not liable.  they were simply not found to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

think OJ.

Beat you to it.

Sort of.



BTW, I hate you.   >:(

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Re: Police acquitted in Sean Bell case
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2008, 09:01:18 AM »
Oh!   :D

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i feel like i've been typecast.  :-\

um, don't tell anyone that we're cohabiting the same account.


She's going to be pissed when she sees you trying to pull this *&^% off.