Jamaican Shooting Case Study

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On November 25, 2006, Sean Bell was having a bachelor party in Jamaica. Bell was killed and his two friends wounded in the early morning outside a Jamaica strip club that had hosted his bachelor party. He and his friends went outside to their car and their car was shot over 50 times by cops who had thought the men were armed. Of the fifty shots fired by police at the unarmed groom-to-be and his pals in Queens on November 25, 2006, Oliver fired 31, and even stopped to reload. Like most of the officers involved in the shooting, Oliver left the NYPD with his pension intact and will collect $40,000 a year starting in 2014. But, for the cops who gunned down the 23-year-old hours before what was to be his wedding. Cops conducting a prostitution sting at Club Kalua saw…show more content…
Two other cops were drummed out of the NYPD for their parts in the shooting and are trying to pick up the pieces. Detective Gescard Isnora was the only officer involved who was terminated outright with no pension or benefits. He was the first to shoot that morning, firing 11 times and starting a chain reaction that set off the 50-shot fusillade. Detective Marc Cooper, who fired five shots, refused to comment. He’s said to be raking in $55,000 a year and an annual $12,000 supplement. Officer Michael Carey and Detective Paul Headley fired three rounds between them but were allowed to keep their jobs. How would you feel if you were Sean Bells wife to be and found out that your unarmed fiancé had been slaughtered by cops because of a misunderstanding? Then later on you hear all of the cops are free and most are still living exceptional lives with little to no punishment at all. I would like to think you would take my side and hold these men responsible for their actions, just because they have a badge doesn’t give them any more right to shoot unarmed men than any

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