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Tuesday, February 9, 1999

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  • Investigation Into New York Police Brutality

    Demonstrators are gathering today at New York’s City Hall to protest the killing of Ahmed Amadou Diallo, a 22-year old Guinean immigrant who was killed last Thursday evening by four plainclothes police officers. According to police, the officers mistook Diallo for a rapist they were pursuing and thought that he was holding a gun. They fired 41 shots at him as he stood in the lobby of his apartment building, where he had apparently gone to get some fresh air. No weapons were found on him.

  • Weapons of Mass Distraction

    The Clinton administration last week announced a new policy against terrorism, threatening to bomb government facilities in countries that the U.S. considers to be harboring terrorists. Clinton’s coordinator for counter-terrorism, Richard Clarke, said that in addition to striking terrorist strongholds, the U.S. "May also choose to retaliate against the facilities of the host country, if that host is a knowing, cooperative sanctuary."