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Milan, Italy. Local police, mainly serving for traffic control and small frauds, shoot a man in his back while he was running. Marcelo Valentino Gomez Cortez, 28 years old, immigrant from Chile, was completely unarmed. He was only accused of a fight with other men.

Milano, la Polizia Locale, che dovrebbe occuparsi di traffico e piccoli crimini, ha sparato ad un uomo nella schienamentre stava correndo. Marcelo Valentino Gomez Cortez, 28 anni, immigrato del Cile, era completamente disarmato. La sua unica accusa era una rissa con altri uomini.

One Four Love Pt. 1 – Reversing The Hate” from the 2000 EP: “Hip Hop For Respect” (Rawkus Records) by Talib Kweli, Kool G Rap, Rah Digga, Sporty Thieves, Mos Def, Shabam Shaddeq, Common, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monche, Posdnuos (of De La Soul).

Amadou Diallo rest in peace.

Hip Hop for Respect was a 2000 project which released one EP for Rawkus Records. It was organized by Mos Def and Talib Kweli to speak out against police brutality in general, and the case of Amadou Diallo in particular,
Amadou Diallo had been shot and killed by the New York City Police Department the previous year when he attempted to retrieve his wallet and the police fired 41 shots at the unarmed man, so the subject of police brutality was prevalent.The project aimed to assemble 41 emcees to  represent the 41 shots. Rappers featured on the EP include Kool G Rap, Rah Digga, Sporty Thievz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Common, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnous, Dante & Main Flow of Mood, Nine, Tiye Phoenix, Breezly Brewin’ of Juggaknots, Punchline, Imani Uzuri, EL-P & Mr. Len of Company Flow, Jah Born of Medina Green, What? What?, John Forté, Fre, J-Live, Rubix, Invincible, Wordsworth, A.L., Kofi Taha, Tame One, Jane Doe, Grafh, Shyheim, Channel Live, Wise Intelligent, Crunch Lo, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Nonchalant, Ras Kass, Dead Prez, & Parrish Smith.

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In-Depth Infos:

Marcelo Valentino Gomez Cortez murder / Assassinio di Marcelo Valentino Gomez Cortez:

http://www.radiondadurto.org/2012/02/15/milano-vigile-urbano-spara-morto-un-ragazzo-cileno/

Hip Hop for respect against Police brutality:

http://www.allmusic.com/album/hip-hop-for-respect-r477466/review

Amadou Diallo:

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/02/26/nyregion/diallo-verdict-overview-4-officers-diallo-shooting-are-acquitted-all-charges.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadou_Diallo_shooting

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