"We strategically know how to stop the city so people stand still and realize that you do not have the right to shoot down unarmed, innocent civilians," Sharpton told an overflow crowd of several hundred people at his National Action Network office in the historically black Manhattan neighborhood. "This city is going to deal with the blood of Sean Bell."
So just to clarify: In order to protest the American legal system working the way it was intended, hundreds of people should wreak havoc on many innocent and uninvolved individuals? What do they hope will be accomplished? The government is not going to say "no, we made a mistake." And if because of violent uncivil protests it does, and declares the police officers guilty, won't THAT be a perversion of justice?
"You're not really guilty, but because we're scared we'll say you are." Come on!