Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Sean Bell Murder Trial

How will New York City react?
by Charlie Leck

The verdict is in! I don’t know what to say. You don’t believe it? It’s true. I haven’t the slightest idea what to make the ink say. I’m in a modest state of shock, though there were plenty of warnings along the way that this would be the verdict.

I’ll send you instead to read the comments on this verdict by someone who can feel it and understand it much better than I. Here’s a tease:
“But expectations, witness testimony, seemingly unimpeachable evidence, and the official condemnation of the deadly shooting by city officials obviously weren't enough. There's equally good reason why it almost never is.”
I suggest you read this story by Earl Ofari Hutchinson that was published on AlterNet. [click here to read the story]

The Hutchinson Political Report is his regular blog and I’ve been following it this year to get a real sense of where Obama is going and what his election problems are going to be. You might like to check in their regularly, too.

Hutchinson is a highly regarded political analyst. He’s written ten books; and articles by him are regularly published in newspapers and magazines all around the United States. He’s appeared on such TV programs as CNN, MSNBC, NPR and The O'Reilly Factor. He’s an associate editor at New America Media and a regular contributor to Black,, BlackAmericaWeb.Com and the Huffington Post.

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