On November 25th, 2006, Sean Bell and his friends were shot at, a total of 50 times by New York City police officers. The following people are representative of each of those 50 shots, and also of the humanity that exists inside of all of us, except... what sets these particular people apart from most of us... is that they either survived, or are survivors of the loss of a family member... to gun violence. We must never forget, that there are human beings, both behind, and in front, of every shot that is fired, meaning real life people, meaning mothers, brothers, sisters, girlfriends, children, fathers, cousins, best friends, husbands, wives, elders, etc, etc, and these 50 heroes are here to share their stories with all of us, so that we can get to know them, more personally, more intimately, so that they are not simply reduced to an "incident", for us to remember that they are actual, real human beings, just like the rest of us, and because I believe that if we really get a chance to know them, I mean, to REALLY know them, well.. I believe that this is the best way to love them, by knowing them, and I'm pretty sure that when you love somebody, I've gotta believe, with every ounce of my soul, and I'll say it again, that when you love somebody, I'm betting it's much more difficult to shoot somebody.

"Love is forever"-Queen, Brooklyn Quartet

Hit the "back" button on your browser, scroll down, and read about each of these 50 amazing human beings...



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