publication date: Thursday, April 7, 2005 (part of Round XXV)

category: Injustice

clue: Death met this West African on his doorstep one cold February morning.

explanation: Diallo, born in Guinea, was shot dead by New York police officers on the steps of his apartment building in February 1999 in an incident that rocked the police force with charges of brutality and racial profiling. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, E. M., Wendy Hampson, Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, and Kelly Stokes

trivia: The 41 black dots in the gooed image represent the 41 shots fired by the officers at the unarmed Diallo.


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