Congressman Meeks incredulous about surprise witness testimony in Sean Bell case

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Congressman Greg Meeks released the following statement regarding the Grand Juryn  proceedings in the Sean Bell Case in New York City:

“I’ve heard of 11th hour conversion but this is ridiculous. The public is being asked to believe that a witness, previously interviewed by the police has just come forward to say that he actually did see a mysterious Black male fire one or two shots at the police officers who were firing 50 shots at Sean Bell, Jose Guzman, and Trent Benefield. All three were unarmed. Bell was killed. Guzman and Benefield were seriously wounded.”

“This witness claims that he didn’t reveal what he saw because he was “scared.” But, now — even as the grand jury in the case is in the midst of deliberations and expected to render a decision in the next day or two — this witness’ “Christian conscience” would not let him be silent any longer.”

“Unbelievable and incredible, to put it mildly! Especially when the NYPD canvassed the block where the shooting occurred, the immediate neighborhood, and in fact in other neighborhoods, looking for a so-called “fourth man” who allegedly escaped while the hail of bullets were being fired (a preposterous story if there ever was one), but found nothing.”

“It appears to me that there may be unnamed parties who are eager to throw a monkey wrench into the gears of justice. This last minute episode has all the earmarks of a provocation and a maneuver to delay, if not disrupt, the grand jury process. I trust that neither District Attorney Brown nor the grand jury will allow a detour to be placed in the path of their patient, detailed, diligent work. I urge the community and people of goodwill throughout the city to remain vigilant, disciplined, and hopeful, at all times respecting justice and keeping their “eyes on the prize.”

14 thoughts on “Congressman Meeks incredulous about surprise witness testimony in Sean Bell case

  1. rikyrah

    It’s the 4th person, whose door was made of kevlar.

    I told you.

    My skin will turn to green stripes…before any of these killers are charged.

  2. rikyrah

    I hate to feel like this, and I’ll have to pray over it, but this lackey/traitor better be under witness protection, because I’ll not feel sorry one iota if he winds up on a slab in the morgue.

    I’m going to pray over my statement, but that’s how I feel right now.

  3. dblhelix

    I read that the last-minute witness doesn’t speak English very well.

    Yet, he claims to be sure that police identified themselves to “the Fourth Man.”

  4. political junkie, i am not Star Jones,

    I am as amazed as the both of you that Meeks has any cohones, but since this incident happened in his district, he has no choice.

  5. Anyone do any investigation to who Sean Bell was? Why him? That’s what doesn’t make sense to me.
    I completely understand corrupt cops who can’t keep their fingers off the trigger, but why Sean Bell? Someone had beef with him. Getting popped on your wedding night ain’t no coincidence.

  6. rikyrah

    Someone had beef with him. Getting popped on your wedding night ain’t no coincidence.

    He’s a young Black male in America. The police don’t need a ‘beef’ once they have that.

  7. SB:

    I agree with you re; Meeks. And the only reason he grew a pair is because he didn’t want Maxine Waters all over his behind if he had remained silent on the issue. Other shootings of similar magnitude have happened, all over NYC, and most CBC members (i. e. Rangel, Towns and Owens) were verbal about it, but Meeks kept his yap shut.

    Maybe this had something to do with it:
    http://www.blackagendareport.com/images/stories/021/CBC_report_card_fall_2006.pdf

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