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    Black and targeted by NYPD

    Black and targeted by NYPD

    Raids terrorize friends of victims
    in deadly Kalua Cabaret fusillade




    Around 6 a.m. Wednesday, LaToya Smith, 26, was playing in her bed in southeastern Queens with her 7-month-old son Jalyn.
    Just then, she heard a strange noise in her family's darkened house. Her locked bedroom door suddenly burst open, and several uniformed cops burst into the room with flashlights and guns drawn.

    According to Smith, the cops ordered her to lie facedown on the floor.

    "My baby, my baby. Where's my baby?" she recalls pleading to them as they hustled her into the living room. There, they gathered her brothers Timothy Smith, 19, and Stanley Smith, 23; her mother, Laura; the baby and Christopher Keys, 18, a friend who was staying in the apartment. Meanwhile, a dozen officers searched the entire place.

    Police officials said they found a loaded 9-mm. pistol in the apartment and a small bag of marijuana, whereupon they hauled the young woman and the three men to the 103rd Precinct stationhouse. They charged the men with gun possession, but released LaToya Smith.

    Police also are saying the apartment was a known drug-dealing location.

    But the real purpose of the raid was not to find guns or pot.

    All the cops' questions at the stationhouse were about last weekend's police shooting of Sean Bell, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield outside the Kalua Cabaret, Smith said.

    They kept asking if she knew the whereabouts of certain friends of the three men shooting victims.

    "If you don't tell us what we want to hear, you know, you can get five years," she says one cop told her.

    Thus, in a bizarre twist almost as inexplicable as the original 50-shot fusillade, the NYPD is raiding homes and picking up young blacks in southeastern Queens in an all-out effort to locate an alleged "fourth man," a man investigators say was at the scene of the shooting and fled.

    Then at 6 a.m. yesterday, cops raided a second apartment in the Smith building and arrested Erskine Willliams Jr. and Jameek Bentson.

    Williams was hauled away for an unpaid $25 ticket from last year. But the real reason was his friendship with Benefield, whom he visited several times at the hospital this week. Williams said cops only wanted to know what he talked to Benefield about.

    Erskine Williams Sr., his father, is furious. The father is the unofficial spokesman for the Benefield family. He is also a local minister and the uncle of Smith and her brothers.

    "That's a lie," Williams Sr. said about the police drug allegations against the Smiths. "I live two doors down from there. I know what goes on there. The police will say anything."

    Black leaders who learned of the raids in recent days say police would never use such heavy-handed tactics in a white neighborhood.

    "They can arrest every black person in Queens," said Michael Hardy, one of the lawyers for the wounded men, "but none of those people were at the party or in the car with my clients."

    "The NYPD is involved in character assassination so they can justify last weekend's shooting in the court of public opinion," the Rev. Al Sharpton said. "They are trying to make the victims into suspects."

    But there is one big difference, Sharpton said, between last weekend's shooting and the infamous killing of Amadou Diallo.

    "With Diallo, we only had the testimony of the policemen in the foyer. This time, we have seven or eight people who witnessed this shooting."

    It was, after all, a bachelor party for Sean Bell that night. There were several friends of the dead man who left the club when it closed just before the shooting.

    Sharpton and lawyers close to Bell's family are now saying some of those witnesses have yet to come forward.

    The facts of what happened outside the Kalua Cabaret are not yet fully known. But one thing is clear: The NYPD will not encourage any witnesses to come forward by breaking down doors in the black community.



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    The nypd needs Jesus Christ. There history is very bad. Look what done in the past to amadou diallio, in abner louima, Patrick dorismond. I very much think so Sean bell case
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    Trust me they will find that "4th" man and that "gun", but they may cost some officer his or her life in the process if these acts continue.

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    Unbelievable. Un-fucking-belivable.

    Let's add Ousmane Zongo and Timothy Stansbury to that ever-growing list.

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    fusillade

    Theres a word you don't see every day.

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    RasYardHindian Simon S's Avatar Simon S is offline
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    what lead to NYPD raiding her specifically?
    the story is getting really bizzare.

    to what lengths do you think NYPD will go to clear itself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon S View Post
    what lead to NYPD raiding her specifically?
    the story is getting really bizzare.

    to what lengths do you think NYPD will go to clear itself?
    Bizarre to say the LEAST.

    By the looks of it, NYPD is ready to freeze HELL over to get out of dis one.

    *SMH*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon S View Post
    what lead to NYPD raiding her specifically?
    the story is getting really bizzare.

    to what lengths do you think NYPD will go to clear itself?




    just like they "claim" de men had a gun, dey 'claim" that was a drug spot......

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    RasYardHindian Simon S's Avatar Simon S is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingDawg View Post

    By the looks of it, NYPD is ready to freeze HELL over to get out of dis one.

    *SMH*
    you think so?

    something in something.... I'm waiting to hear/read why they raided that girl..
    is NYPD that vicious?

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    RasYardHindian Simon S's Avatar Simon S is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by da_ice View Post
    just like they "claim" de men had a gun, dey 'claim" that was a drug spot......
    OK... but how is that related to the shooting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon S View Post
    what lead to NYPD raiding her specifically?
    the story is getting really bizzare.

    to what lengths do you think NYPD will go to clear itself?
    No stone will be left unturned...evry man in NY got to have their gun hiding in their granny bra right now...

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    dem fackas fishing, cuz they have no plausible explanation for what happened on Saturday. They'll go as far as to try and tarnish these 3 mens' names to clear theirs. These cops aint realise what they doing, they just increasing de tension in the city with their wild goose chases. This is one incident I doubt folks will let get away easily. These cops have to do time for the shit they did.
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon S View Post
    OK... but how is that related to the shooting?
    did u read the whole article?

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    not ur friend... da_ice's Avatar da_ice is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon S View Post
    OK... but how is that related to the shooting?


    she knew Bell. dem pigs jus basically raiding or arrestin anyone who knows or visited the victims......dey have no proof of anything so they turning people live upside down to justify 50 shots.

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    RasYardHindian Simon S's Avatar Simon S is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-MAKAA View Post
    did u read the whole article?
    Black and targeted by NYPD

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