Being black after hours
The deeply racist state of Amerika (second only perhaps to John Howard’s Australia) has scored another blow for freedom and democracy. I’m never surprised that American soldiers butcher civilians overseas, look at the way they treat their own people. Two of the victims of this shooting were handcuffed to hospital beds after being shot, that mentality speaks of a deep problem with the way the Police view those they are supposed to serve and protect. The only crime these men committed on their stag night was being black after hours.
NY police kill man on wedding day
No gun was found in the car which was hit by 21 bullets
An unarmed man has been shot dead by police in New York City hours before he was to have been married, prompting fury over the officers' actions.
Two of the man's friends were hurt in the shooting, which occurred outside a strip club where they had been celebrating before the wedding.
Police fired 50 bullets at a car carrying the men after it reportedly struck an unmarked police vehicle.
New York's mayor says police had acted fearing an armed "altercation".
"Officers on the scene had reason to believe that an altercation involving a firearm was about to happen and were trying to stop it," Michael Bloomberg said.
The club was under surveillance because of its long history of weapons complaints, drug-dealing and prostitution, New York's Police Chief Raymond Kelly said.
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton has demanded the police explain its actions.
"Gunshots all over the place. This is outrageous at best," he said.
He also criticised the police for handcuffing the two men receiving emergency care for their injuries in hospital.
Denise Ford, the mother of one of the men hurt in the shooting, is quoted as saying her son was shot in the hand, right leg and buttocks.
"I think this is messed-up on the cops' behalf," Ms Ford told New York newspaper Newsday.
"They're too hotheaded and something needs to be done about it."