Blink - Chapter Six: Seven Seconds on the Bronx Summary & Analysis

Malcolm Gladwell
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Twenty-two year-old Amadou Diallo was an immigrant from Guinea and lived in the Soundview section of the Bronx. He was a street peddler and on February 3, 1999, when he returned late at night after work he stood on his porch for a few moments before going inside. Four white cops who were assigned to the NYPD’s Street Crime Unit, spotted Diallo and were immediately suspicious. They thought he was a robber or rapist. When he was approached he didn’t immediately respond to the cops because he was afraid. When he dug in his pocket and pulled out a small dark object the cops thought it was a gun. The four cops mowed him down with 41 shots. It wasn’t a gun he was holding, it was a wallet. It was the needless death of a innocent young...

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