Portfolio - NEW YORK, USA. 1999 - 2000. Diallo Protest/ Women in Mourning.
In 1999, four white policemen fired 41 bullets at a young Muslim Guinean immigrant in the Bronx. 19 hit their mark. The killing prompted outrage both within and outside New York when information emerged indicating that the murdered Amadou Diallo was unarmed at the time and did not threaten the officers. The killing was viewed by many as police brutality stemming from a culture of racial profiling.
Prosecutors brought six alternative charges against each of the cops; none of them stuck - not the counts of murder, the two of manslaughter, not homicide nor reckless endangerment. All officers were...