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NEW YORK — Sean Bell’s parents struggled on Thanksgiving, the 15th anniversary of their son’s death at the hands of police.
They haven’t felt better as time has gone on. This year was even more difficult for William and Valerie Bell because the anniversary fell on a holiday.
Sean Bell, a 23-year-old studying to become an electrician, was set to get married. He died in a hail of 50 bullets fired by undercover NYPD officers as he left his bachelor party at a Queens night club.
Now, 15 years later, Sean Bell’s parents want to keep his memory alive.
“It don’t get no better,” William Bell said. “Every year it gets harder and harder, especially the holidays, especially Thanksgiving.”
They hoped their son’s death would be a catalyst for police …
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