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Columbia Commty Seek Justice 4 Sean Bell

86 Signatures Goal: 100

Dear Colleagues, New York City police officers gunned down Sean Bell on his wedding day. The officers emptied fifty rounds into the vehicle. As a result, Bell was murdered and his two companions were each critically injured. Although the officers claimed they suspected the young men had a gun, investigators never found a weapon. On April 25, 2008, the police officers were found \"not guilty\" for this crime. However, the struggle to hold these police officers accountable is not over yet. There is still hope that the U.S. Attorney General will federally charge the officers. Also, the NYPD has yet to take disciplinary action against the officers. It\'s not too late to make your voice heard. Sign this petition by May 15th and we will submit the signatures to the U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. We ask that: 1. A thorough investigation be held by the U.S. Attorney General. 2. The officers involved are removed from the NYPD immediately and without compensation. 3. The NYPD formulate and enact a systemic response to racial profiling and police brutality. 4. An independent investigation and prosecution mechanism be put in place to address cases of police brutality. This incident is yet another example of a blatant disregard of the human rights of young people of color. The brutality must stop now.

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Concerned students at Teachers College, Columbia University

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