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April 15, 2008

2008.04.15: Come Out the Day After the Sean Bell Verdict

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 7:15 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 7:15 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Come Out the Day After the Sean Bell Verdict

[New York City Labor Against the War endorses the following event]



In Nov. 2006, Sean Bell was murdered by the NYPD in a hail of 50 bullets.  His friends, Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman, were seriously injured.  3 of the officers involved are now standing trial. Predictions suggest that the verdict will come out sometime the week of 4/14.  PEOPLES JUSTICE for Community Control and Police Accountability is calling for a rally and community speak-out in front of the Queens DA’s office the DAY AFTER the verdict is officially announced.

If the Day AFTER the verdict is officially announced is a weekday, COME OUT at 5:30 pm

If the DAY AFTER the verdict is officially announced is a weekend, COME OUT at 12:00 pm

To the Queens DA’s Office

125-01 Queens Blvd. (between Hoover Ave & 82nd Ave.)

E or F train to Union Turnpike

The NYPD’s murder of Bell and attempted murders of Benefield and Guzman are NOT isolated or random events. They represent the continued targeting of communities of color by the police and the lack of accountability for police misconduct and abuse.

Endorsers include (list in formation as of 4/9/08):  Audre Lorde Project (ALP), CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), Domestic Workers United (DWU), FIERCE, Immigrant Justice Solidarity Project (IJSP), International Action Center (IAC), Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ), Justice Committee, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, May 1st Coalition, National Hip Hop Political Convention, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, October 22nd Coalition, Parents Against Police Brutality, Rebel Diaz, Revolting in Pink (R.I.P), RIPPD, VAMOS Unidos.

For more information about the DAY AFTER rally/community speak-out, Peoples’ Justice and other cases of police violence go to: and or email

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