After doing several ride-along assignments with cops, I loathe second guessing them. Ive witnessed the pressure, anxiety and fear that goes with their job. However, there are cases that can cause people to question the fairness of our justice system. I thought the Sean Bell supporters in Queens, NY showed remarkable restraint when the verdict was read last Friday. I was watching live footage of the event, and there was a moment when I thought a riot was going to break out. At the end of the day I wondered why the Rodney King case caused a riot, but this one didnt. What do you think?
A woman reacts to the verdict in the Sean Bell case outside of the Queens County Criminal Courts Building on April 25 in NYC. Three detectives were acquitted of all charges in the 50-shot killing of the unarmed Bell on his wedding day.