41 Shots...and Counting: What Amadou Diallo's Story Teaches Us About Policing, Race, & Justice
By Beth Roy
- Author: Beth Roy
- Publisher: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Published: March 2009
- ISBN-10: 081560940X
- ISBN-13: 9780815609407
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2009
- Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
Our Price: $28.00
When four New York City police officers killed Amadou Diallo in 1999, the forty-one shots they fired echoed loudly across the nation. In death, Diallo joined a long list of young men of color killed by police in cities & towns all across America. Innuendos of criminality implicitly discredited many of these victims & falsely held them responsible for their own deaths. Diallo was an innocent, a young WestAfrican immigrant doing nothing more suspicious than returning home to his Bronx apartment after working all day. This book offers an oral history of Diallo's death.
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