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  Amadou Diallo: Parents of Shooting Victim Question Pace of Inquiry SUSAN SACHS / New York Times 12feb1990
The parents of Amadou Diallo, the unarmed West African immigrant shot to death by police officers in the vestibule of his Bronx apartment building last week, gave public thanks yesterday for the sympathy they have received but expressed ambivalence about the city's handling of the investigation into their son's death.
Diallo's mother, said she was upset by the pace of the investigation into the killing.
Diallo's parents criss-crossed the city in a melancholy tour of the places their son worked, prayed and lived, City Hall continued to weather the sometimes harsh re-action to the police killing.
www.mindfully.org /Reform/Diallo-Parents-Question12feb90.htm   (1018 words)

  
  Shooting Encyclopedia Article @ Involuntarily.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shooting is the act of firing a gun or other projectile weapon such as a bow or sling.
The topic of shooting also encompasses the practical shooting sports of IPSC and IDPA competition which strive, with varying degree of success, to simulate the conditions and requirements of defensive pistol combat and to train participants for real-world self defense with their handguns.
According to shooting coaches, the discipline of realigning the gun to the target after the bullet has left the barrel somehow improves the steadiness of the hand, probably due to unconscious muscle memory that works against the recoil.
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 HALLWAY FIREFIGHT: THE AMADOU DIALLO SHOOTING. - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the two closest officers were approaching him, they saw Diallo reaching to his right side, tugging in a movement that resembled to Carroll (on the right) a man pulling a gun from his coat pocket, and to McMellon (on the left), a man going for something at his hip.
Diallo was a fl man, a native of Guinea.
Diallo, independent witnesses confirmed, had been there for some time before the arrival of the police, looking about nervously as if waiting for a meeting he wasn't eager for.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-65910628.html   (3102 words)

  
 Amadou Diallo (shooting victim)
Amadou Bailo Diallo (September 2, 1975 - February 4, 1999) a 22-year-old man from Guinea was killed by four white members of the New York City Police Department's Street Crime Unit on February 4, 1999.
Diallo reportedly sold videotapes and socks on the street in the day, studied in the evenings, and spoke five languages.
In the filing he claimed to be from Mauritania, and that his family were victims of "human cleansing".
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 Amadou Bailo Diallo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amadou Bailo Diallo (September 2 1975 - February 4 1999) a Guinean living in New York City was by four white police officers in the New York City Police Department 's Street Crime Unit.
Diallo had come to New York City study computer science but had not yet enrolled in He reportedly sold videotapes and socks on street during the day and studied in evenings.
Diallo's death the change of venue and verdict each sparked massive demonstrations against police brutality and racial profiling resulting in more than 1700 arrests.
www.freeglossary.com /Amadou_Diallo_(shooting_victim)   (761 words)

  
 Family launches crusade against police abuse and brutality
Diallo to the Nation of Islam’s national headquarters, where the family and a delegation of Muslims from Guinea, West Africa, dialogued with Nation of Islam officials, toured the mosque and said afternoon prayers in the masala.
"Amadou was a victim of false advertising," said Rev. Sharpton in keynote remarks to the Rainbow/PUSH crowd, including a delegation of members of the Nation of Islam.
In the Diallo case, the officers were not questioned until seven weeks after the incident, and the rule is not to question New York cops until 48 hours after an incident, he said.
www.finalcall.com /national/1999/police-brutality4-20-99.htm   (834 words)

  
 Amadou Diallo (shooting victim) broken road Amadou Diallo (shooting victim)
Amadou Bailo Diallo (September 2, 1975 – February 4, 1999), a Guinean living in New York City, was killed under controversial circumstances by four police officers in the New York City Police Department's Street Crime Unit, at 1157 Wheeler Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx.
Because Diallo was fl and all four policemen were white, the killing caused outrage among citizens in New York and elsewhere, who viewed it as another incident of police brutality, similar to the case of Abner Louima.
Diallo's death, the change of venue, and the verdict each sparked massive demonstrations against police brutality and racial profiling, resulting in more than 1700 arrests.
www.find-ask.com /Encyclopedia/Amadou_Diallo_(shooting_victim)/Amadou_Diallo_(shooting_victim).html   (1114 words)

  
 In Diallo Trial, a Diverse Jury Is Agreed Upon
Diallo's mother, Kadiatou, said that the jury was "very inclusive" and that she was pleased.
Diallo, who was unarmed, hitting him 19 times as he stood in the vestibule of his Bronx apartment building.
Diallo on the morning of the last day of his life, smiling, joking and wearing the same clothes that he would be killed in.
partners.nytimes.com /library/national/regional/020200ny-diallo-jury.html   (985 words)

  
 UWM News Release
Diallo also will discuss racial profiling, police brutality and her frustration with the American justice system, which exonerated the officers who fired 41 bullets at her unarmed son, Amadou Diallo.
Diallo said she remembers sitting in the Albany, N.Y. courtroom trying to contain her dismay when the four officers were acquitted in the shooting death of her son.
Diallo says her primary goal is simply to tell people who her son was—an educated man from a well-off African family who took a job as a street vendor in order to pay for his schooling.
www.uwm.edu /News/PR/04.09/Diallo_advance.html   (422 words)

  
 NYC cops cleared in Diallo shooting
Their faith in an upstate jury rewarded, four white New York police officers were acquitted of all charges yesterday for killing an unarmed West African immigrant in a fusillade of 41 bullets – a case that polarized the city.
The Diallo family and its supporters sat quietly through the verdict, but the slain man's mother, Kadiatou, had her cheeks streaked with tears as she exited the courtroom.
The reaction in Diallo's neighborhood was swift and almost unanimous in its condemnation of the verdict.
www.recordonline.com /archive/2000/02/26/apdiallo.htm   (537 words)

  
 50 Bullets, Many Issues (Gotham Gazette, December 2006)
Amadou Diallo, Patrick Dorismond, and Timothy Stansbury were all fl.
In both the Amadou Diallo case and the Sean Bell case, the shooters belonged to an undercover special police unit, the street crime unit in the first instance, the club enforcement unit in the second.
In the Queens shooting, even if the men in the car were unarmed, police had reason to be worried about the car, careening back and forth, according to Michael Palladino, Detectives' Endowment Association.
www.gothamgazette.com /article/crime/20061205/4/2049   (2931 words)

  
 March 1999: New Yorkers Protest Cop Killing of Ahmed Diallo
The victim of this police murder was a 22-year-old African immigrant from Guinea in western Africa.
Amadou's parents refused to accept any gifts or token gestures from Giuliani or to meet with him in private until the cops who murdered their son were arrested.
Amadou's parents, accompanied by Al Sharpton, took the body to be buried in Guinea.
www.socialistaction.org /news/199903/diallo.html   (2172 words)

  
 Defense Lawyer Opens Trial Saying Diallo's Actions Led to His Death
LBANY, Feb. 2 -- Acknowledging that Amadou Diallo was a victim who did not deserve to die, a lawyer for one of the four officers on trial for firing 41 shots at him told the jury in opening statements today that Mr.
Diallo was acting suspiciously in the early hours of Feb. 4, 1999, the lawyer said, alternately peering out from the stoop of his Bronx apartment building and retreating toward the door.
Diallo worked as a street peddler in Lower Manhattan and was said to be an observant Muslim who had never been in trouble with the law.
partners.nytimes.com /library/national/regional/020300ny-diallo.html   (827 words)

  
 Diallo
Diallo had a gun and was firing on them or planning to when they shot him.
Diallo properly, from the level tone that Officer McMellon said he used to the prominent displaying of a badge, as Officer McMellon said he did.
Diallo's parents stepped into the crisp Albany air to answer questions about the prosecution's handling of the case from a scrum of reporters.
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Amadou Diallo was shot to death by the New York City Special Crimes Unit on February 4, 1999.
Diallo was attempting to enter an apartment building (although some sources state that he was in his apartment, the police were seeking him out in particular, and that he was shot to death inside his own home — which is not the correct story).
When the officers approached him, Diallo, instead of keeping his hands in sight and turning to face the cops, plunged his hand into his jacket pocket without giving verbal warning that he was reaching for his wallet.
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 Newsday | Shooting 'unacceptable'
And while police sources say there is no evidence to indicate the shooting victims had a gun, police have still not ruled out the possibility a fourth person may have fled the scene with a gun.
The shooting, to some community leaders is likened to the Bronx death of Amadou Diallo at the hands of four cops from the Street Crime Unit in 1999, occurred after a night of celebration at Kalua Cabaret in Jamaica.
Police do believe, however, that the shooting was set in motion when one of the undercover officers saw a bouncer in a white baseball cap approach a woman, possibly a dancer at the club, tell her he was aware of some problems she had earlier with some men.
www.nycpba.org /archive/nd/06/nd-061128-shooting.html   (1775 words)

  
 CNN.com - US - Giuliani defends verdicts; Sharpton says justice was delayed - February 25, 2000
NEW YORK CITY -- Reacting to the acquittal of the four police officers in the Amadou Diallo murder trial, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani expressed sympathy to the Diallo family and to the police, while the Rev. Al Sharpton said, "This is not the end.
Kadiatou Diallo, Amadou's mother, said, "The killing of Amadou was wrong," but she asked the people of the Bronx -- where the police shooting took place on February 4, 1999 -- to remain peaceful to honor her son.
Saikou Diallo, the father of the victim, told CNN he was pleased with the community support that came out of the case, but "disappointed in the verdict."
edition.cnn.com /2000/US/02/25/diallo.reax   (977 words)

  
 Definition of Amadou Diallo (shooting victim)
Diallo had come to New York City to study computer science, but had not yet enrolled in school.
At their approach, they reported Diallo ran up the outside steps toward his apartment house doorway, turned from the officers, and ignored their orders to stop and "show his hands." He then reached into his jacket, coming out with his wallet.
Although the lyrics do not explicitly mention Diallo, they refer to 41 shots, confusing a wallet with a gun, and suspects being shot for reasons of race.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Amadou_Diallo_%28shooting_victim%29   (736 words)

  
 COURTTV.COM - The Amadou Diallo Shooting - Key Players
Diallo first sold his wares in an outdoor market in Harlem, then moved south to 14th Street, where he displayed socks, videotapes, gloves and other goods.
Claiming to be from Mauritania, he stated that members of his family were victims of "human cleansing." His parents, Saikou and Kadiatou Diallo, are middle-class and well-educated Guineans who have spoken out for justice in their son's slaying.
Amadou Diallo was unarmed when he was killed by police in a fusillade of 41 bullets outside his Bronx apartment house on Feb. 4, 1999.
www.courttv.com /trials/diallo/keyplayers.html   (851 words)

  
 Amadou_Diallo_(shooting_victim)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amadou Bailo Diallo, September 2 - 1975 – February 4 - 1999, was a 23 year old man who was shot & killed by four New York Police Department officers on February 4 - 1999.
Diallo - an immigrant from teh African republic 0f Guinea - was unarmed at teh time; a firestorm 0f controversy erupted as teh circumstances 0f teh shooting prompted outrage both within & outside New York City.
Amadou Diallo, shooting victim, Cultural references to Diallo Cultural references to Diallo In 2001 - Mos Def & 88 Keys collaborated to create teh song "A Tree Never Grown," which is a tribute to Amadou Diallo.
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 Court TV Online - U. S. - Officers acquitted of all charges in Diallo shooting
The defense successfully claimed that Amadou Diallo was responsible for the events that led to his accidental shooting.
Concluding that the officers were justified in their decision to shoot the unarmed West African vendor, the Albany jury rejected the second-degree murder and reckless endangerment charges and all the lesser included charges against Sean Carroll, Edward McMellon, Kenneth Boss and Richard Murphy.
Diallo suffered a bullet wound to his chest that pierced his aorta and perforated his spine and spinal cord.
www.courttv.com /national/diallo/022500_verdict_ctv.html   (1970 words)

  
 Amadou Diallo’s mother shares son’s life, death - Campus
On Feb. 3, 1999, Amadou Diallo was approached by four plain-clothes police officers while he stood in front of his New York City apartment building.
At the end of the three-week trial, the officers were acquitted of all charges, and although officials have acknowledged that the death of Amadou Diallo was indeed a tragedy, no one has ever offered her as much as an apology.
Despite this assistance, the U.S. attorney general notified Diallo on Jan. 31 that the case for her son was closed because he was unable to tell his own side of the story.
media.www.thelantern.com /media/storage/paper333/news/2001/02/05/Campus/Amadou.Diallos.Mother.Shares.Sons.Life.Death-26053.shtml   (404 words)

  
 The GULLY | NYC | NYPD: The Vultures and the Dead
Diallo's death set off a flurry of investigations and lawsuits uncovering so much ugliness in the NYPD that federal investigators are threatening to set up an outside monitor.
Diallo's death set off a flurry of investigations and lawsuits uncovering so much ugliness in the New York Police Department that federal investigators are threatening to set up an outside monitor.
One of the Diallo anniversary attendees was wannabee Mayor and current City Comptroller, Alan Hevesi, who has in the past blasted vigil star Al Sharpton as "irresponsible" and "divisive." Hevesi was jeered off the stage by the otherwise quiet crowd.
www.thegully.com /essays/america/brutocops/010219diallo.html   (810 words)

  
 World: Four cleared in Diallo shooting
The Diallo shooting, combined with the 1997 torture of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima in a police station bathroom, led to criticism that police were being excessive in cracking down on crime under the administration of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
A coroner who performed the autopsy on the victim told jurors he believed that most of the bullets struck Diallo as he was either falling or flat on his back.
In Diallo's neighborhood, reaction to the verdict was angry.
archive.seacoastonline.com /2000news/2_26_w1.htm   (888 words)

  
 Definition of Amadou Diallo (shooting victim)
Amadou Bailo Diallo (September 2, 1975 - February 4, 1999), a Guinean living in New York City, was killed by four White police officers in the New York City Police Department's Street Crime Unit, at 1157 Wheeler Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx.
On April 18, 2000, Diallo's parents filed an $81 million lawsuit against the City of New York and the officers, charging gross negligence, wrongful death, racial profiling, and other violations of Diallo's civil rights.
In April of 2002, as a result of the killing of Diallo and other controversial actions, the Street Crime Unit was disbanded.
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 Mother of police shooting victim to speak Thursday - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diallo said she will use the money to fund her children's education and has created a foundation that will award scholarships for the education of immigrant students in America.
Many may perceive her presentation, "The Legacy of Amadou Diallo," as humanizing her personal tragedy and brings it home to the hearts of her listeners.
Diallo donates the proceeds from each presentation to the Amadou Diallo Foundation.
media.www.newsrecord.org /media/storage/paper693/news/2004/03/11/News/Mother.Of.Police.Shooting.Victim.To.Speak.Thursday-691074-page2.shtml?sourcedomain=www.newsrecord.org&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com   (271 words)

  
 Grand jury indicts 3 in NYPD shooting - Boston.com
The Rev. Al Sharpton, center escorts shooting victim Trent Benefield, left, and Sean Bell's fiance Nicole Paultre-Bell, right, to their waiting cars after Sharpton commented on the grand jury's decision Friday, March 16, 2007 in New York City.
The case also brought back painful memories of other infamous police shootings in New York City, including the 1999 killing of unarmed African immigrant Amadou Diallo, who died in a hail of 41 bullets.
Extra police officers were put on standby, and the mayor met with fl leaders in the Queens neighborhood where the shooting occurred in hopes of defusing any tensions that might arise from the decision.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2007/03/16/nypd_shooting_grand_jury_makes_decision   (788 words)

  
 Court TV Online - U. S. - Closing arguments finished; jury to receive case Wednesday.
Diallo was, in fact, unarmed when he was struck 19 times; he had only his beeper, a wallet and keys.
The prosecutor stressed that Diallo cannot be blamed for his own shooting because he did not choose the circumstances of his police encounter; the defendants did.
Diallo, he said, was unreasonable for not heeding the officers' commands and running into the vestibule.
www.courttv.com /national/diallo/022200_closings_pm_ctv.html   (2556 words)

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