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Seven Days In Bensonhurst: The Murder Of Yusef Hawkins MP4 Video DVD

Seven Days In Bensonhurst: The Murder Of Yusef Hawkins MP4 Video DVD
Seven Days In Bensonhurst: The Murder Of Yusef Hawkins MP4 Video DVD
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The Murder Of Yusef Hawkins, A 16-Year-Old Innocent Black Teenager From East New York, Brooklyn, Fatally Shot On August 23, 1989 When He Came To Bensonhurst, Brooklyn Simply To Inquire About A Used Car, Prompting A White Riot And Days And Weeks Of Civil Unrest And Political Turmoil -- Race, Politics And Seven Days In Bensonhurst, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD! (Color, Tuesday, May 19, 1991, 57 Minutes.)

Yusef Kirriem Hawkins (also spelled as Yusuf Hawkins, March 19, 1973 - August 23, 1989) was a 16-year-old black teenager from the neighborhood of East New York, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, who was shot to death on August 23, 1989, in Bensonhurst, a predominantly Italian-American working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn. Hawkins, his younger brother, and two friends were attacked by a crowd of 10 to 30 white youths, with at least seven of them wielding baseball bats. One, armed with a handgun, shot Hawkins twice in the chest, killing him. In 2005, former Gambino crime family member Joseph D'Angelo admitted that the killers were present at his request, meant to serve as protection for his property from an expected racially motivated situation, which instead created the situation. Hawkins had gone to Bensonhurst that night with his brother and two of their friends to inquire about a used 1982 Pontiac automobile that was for sale. The group's attackers had been lying in wait for black youths that were expected to attend a party at the home of a teenage girl in the neighborhood. Some say the girl had previously dated one of the killers and/or she had invited black youths to her neighborhood to taunt the neighborhood boys. Hawkins and his friends walked onto the ambushers' block unaware that local residents were waiting to attack any group of black youths they saw. After the murder of Hawkins, police said that he had not in any way been involved with the neighborhood girl whom the killers believed Hawkins was dating. Hawkins' death was the third killing of a black male by white mobs in New York City during the 1980s; the other two victims were Willie Turks, who was killed on June 22, 1982, in Brooklyn, and Michael Griffith, who was killed in Queens on December 20, 1986. The incident uncorked a torrent of racial tension in New York City in the ensuing days and weeks, culminating in a series of protest marches through the neighborhood led by the Reverend Al Sharpton.