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Seven ShotsAn NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and Its Aftermath$
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Jennifer C. Hunt

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226360904

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226360911.001.0001

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(p.234) 9 9/11
Seven Shots

Jennifer C. Hunt

University of Chicago Press

This chapter outlines the concerns about terrorism that came to the forefront of police consciousness only to momentarily dissipate under the weight of a bloody trial. On February 4, 1999, a twenty-three-year-old African immigrant, Amadou Diallo, was shot by police forty-one times while he was standing in the hallway of the apartment building where he lived in the Bronx. It was typical with organizational accidents to attribute blame to the lowest-ranking participants. Almost every cop had a theory about why the shooting occurred, some of which became part of the collective memory of the event that persists today. On the morning of 9/11, Paul Yurkiw was off duty and after the World Trade Center disaster, Keith Ryan was transferred from the Intelligence Unit back to the Emergency Service for the duration of the search and recovery operation. One of the worst parts of the post-9/11 experience was the endless flow of funerals.

Keywords:   terrorism, police, Amadou Diallo, shooting, 9/11, Emergency Service

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