Vest say's these three morons should cop it and cop the lot like 50 years in the slammer , anything and anyone involved with guns is to be deplored, fellow gun loving bloggers take note you bunch of assholes, you too are potential killers.
Three Officers Charged in Sean Bell Killing Plead Not Guilty, Family Calls For JusticeListen to Segment Download Show mp3 Watch 128k stream Watch 256k stream Read Transcript Help Printer-friendly version Email to a friend Purchase Video/CD
The three police officers indicted for the killing of unarmed bridegroom Sean Bell pleaded not guilty Monday after surrendering at the Queens County Courthouse. Detectives Michael Oliver and Gescard Isnora are each charged with first and second-degree manslaughter. Detective Marc Cooper, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment. All three officers are free pending trial. [includes rush transcript]
The three police officers indicted for the killing of Sean Bell pleaded not guilty Monday after surrendering at the Queens County Courthouse. Bell was killed in November on his wedding day when police fired 50 shots at a car carrying him and two friends. All three men were unarmed.
Detectives Michael Oliver and Gescard Isnora are each charged with first and second-degree manslaughter for Bell's death. They've also been charged separately with first and second-degree assault on the two surviving victims. They each face up to twenty-five years in prison. Bail was set at $250,000 bond or $100,000 cash. Both are free pending trial after the Detectives" Endowment Association posted bail for each.
The third officer, Detective Marc Cooper, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment. He was released on his own recognizance. Oliver fired 31 of the shots; Isnora, eleven shots, and Cooper four shots. Cooper and Isnora are black; Oliver is white. Two other officers involved in the shooting were not indicted.
Sean Bell's family and friends addressed the media after the arraignment. Among those to speak were:
Nicole Paultre-Bell, Sean Bell's fiancee.
Valerie Bell, Sean Bell's mother.
Joseph Guzman, who survived the police shooting.
Peter St. George Davis, Bell family lawyer.
Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights leader.