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“It’s a recognition of his life and what his life meant. We have no idea what that young man could have become.” -New York City Queens Councilman Thomas White (D, Queens) on why a street should be named for Sean Bell.

Some of the facts:

Sean Bell was shot and killed by New York City Police Officers on November 25, 2006. At the time of the incident, Bell was behind the wheel of his vehicle, was legally intoxicated, refused a lawful order by the police and attempted to run the officers down while trying to get away.

Bell had been arrested three times in the past for dealing drugs and possessing an illegal firearm.

The two men with Bell that night had been arrested a total of nine times in the past for crimes including armed robbery and possessing an illegal firearm.

All the police officers involved were brought to trial and acquitted on all charges.

In recognition of his life and what his life meant? What he could have become?

Obviously, it may not have amounted to much as demonstrated by his actions that night.

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Written by usa1968

December 19, 2009 at 5:06 pm

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