Thursday, May 24, 2007

I've always thought

that NYC PD shoot unarmed people more than they do in other parts of the country. I don't know if that's true. It just really seems like it.

From NY Times:

The city agreed yesterday to pay $2 million to the parents of a young man killed in a Brooklyn stairwell, ending a three-year effort to account for the damage done by a single bullet fired by a police officer...

For the city, the settlement was one of several recent ones involving police shootings. The city reached an agreement last year to pay $3 million to the family of Ousmane Zongo, a West African immigrant shot dead by a police officer in a storage warehouse in Chelsea. In 2004, it agreed to pay $3 million to the family of Amadou Diallo, who was killed in a hail of 41 police bullets in the Bronx. And in 2003, it agreed to pay $2.25 million to the family of Patrick M. Dorismond, an unarmed security guard shot dead by a detective outside a bar.

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