Monday, April 28, 2008
As I was driving along the Bronx Expressway on my way to Massachusetts last Friday, I heard a radio report announcing the acquittal of three NYPD in the death of Michael Bell.
50 bullets into an unarmed man.
There is a heavy cloak over the City.
Perhaps most New Yorkers had low expectations that the judicial system would find the defendants guilty. It feels as if the cards are stacked against any person of Color who challenges the power structure in this town.
An old wound has been reopened.