Background[ edit ] Born on May 23,Sean Bell was 23 years old at the time of his death. He also studied acting in Flushing, Queens  and worked odd jobs after the birth of his daughter, Jada, on December 16, One of Bell's friends reportedly said, "Yo, get my gun," as they left the club. He alerted his backup team, who confronted Bell and his companions outside.
But where is the source that provided that? The NAACP and several of the figures discussed in the article think there were important racial dimensions to the killing.
This should be handled explicitly. For example, is police racism considered a factor in the killing? What ethnicities were the officers who killed Bell? Various statements examining the race angle have been added, but they were unsourced so they were removed.
That is so infrequent, and that group is given such credibility on such claims! Why subject the exonerated police officers to such prejudicial speculation? I wonder if he likes contradicting himself Move?
Since other people besides Bell were shot, that makes some sense, but so far, he is the only person who died. Most of the coverage revolves around Bell specifically. Another recent case with multiple fatal shootings linked to one name is Valentin Elizalde. Perhaps " Kalua Cabaret shootings" or something, but I am of a mind to leave it as is, and redirect the names of other people shot to this page.
At least so far, this seems to be the most prominent one inif I can judge from the Times coverage. I guess the question would be whether any of the other police-related shootings have articles, and if so, how to properly distinguish between them. NOR prevents us from naming the incident ourselves.
So we may have to accept the status quo, unless someone has bright new ideas. I guess the best thing is to wait and see if this event gets a common name s. If it never does, I will suggest "Sean Bell shooting", mostly just because the article mostly describes the shooting incident, not the person.
However, seeing that this article has been greatly improved after someone else restarted it, I figured that I might as well restore the deleted history. BLP probably applies here, even though the victim is dead - everyone else involved in the shootings is still alive.
So sources are that much more necessary. Suggest an alternative phrase, for example, "shot and killed. Joseph Guzman has been busted nine times, including for armed robbery. Trent Benefield has a sealed record as a juvenile for gun possession and robbery. Please find a reliable source for this information if adding it again.
It was sited with a Daily News article. To say he had "odd jobs" is just misleading. His job was a drug dealer.
He been arrested twice for narcotics and once for firearm possession. Bell and were in the middle of building a case against him for running a drug ring.
The two others in the car were also crimianls who had gun and robbery arrests in the past. The criminal record of the three people involved has not been removed, it was just moved to "background", instead of incident.
From all the news stories I read, their criminal backgrounds had nothing to do with the incident itself, unless robbery is now a capitol offense so the information belongs in the background information of the story. Also, please sign your posts with four tildes: This is all slander being brought by the NYC and its supporters to discredit a victim of state sponsored assassination.
Would you post the sexual history of a rape victim? The reason being that one is presumed innocent, even in light of an arrest.
They are career criminals that HATE police. Of course they are going to lie. Some of you really need a reality check.New York on edge as police kill unarmed man in hail of 50 bullets on his wedding day a few hours before Sean Bell, 23, was due to marry the mother of his two small daughters. 9mm automatic.
Sean Bell and his fiancee Nicole planned to marry the day of the shooting. AP. “One incident could change the lives of so many people? It’s just a shame, and we all have to live with it.
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Put new text under old text. Click here to start a new. Jun 28, · News about Sean Bell, the victim of a police shooting in Queens.
Commentary and archival information about Sean Bell from The New York Times. Nov 24, · Sean Bell is killed after cops blasted 50 bullets in Although NYPD sources said the undercover cop at yesterday's incident had identified himself as an officer before police fired, Kelly.