By Beth Roy
When 4 ny urban cops killed Amadou Diallo in 1999, the 41 photographs they fired echoed loudly around the state. In loss of life, Diallo joined a protracted record of younger males of colour killed via police hearth in towns and cities all throughout the United States. via innuendos of criminal activity, a lot of those sufferers can be discredited and, by means of implication, held chargeable for their very own deaths. yet Diallo used to be an blameless, a tender West African immigrant doing not anything extra suspicious than returning domestic to his Bronx residence after operating demanding all day within the urban. Protesters took to the streets, effectively difficult that the 4 white officials be delivered to trial. whilst the officials have been acquitted, even if, horrified onlookers of all races and ethnicities despaired of justice.
In forty-one photographs . . . and Counting, Beth Roy deals an oral background of Diallo's dying. via interviews with individuals of the neighborhood, with law enforcement officials and attorneys, with executive officers and moms of younger males in jeopardy, the booklet lines the political and racial dynamics that put the officials outdoor Diallo's condo that evening, their hands on symbolic in addition to genuine triggers. With lucid research, Roy explores occasions within the court, in urban corridor, within the streets, and within the police precinct, revealing the interlacing clash dynamics. forty-one pictures . . . and Counting permits the reader to think about the consequences of the Diallo case for our nationwide discourses on politics, race, classification, crime, and social justice.
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