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Amadou Diallo

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The 23 year old man "Amadou Diallo" was shot and killed by four police men on February 4, 1999 in New York. They shot 41 rounds at the unarmed man. Diallo only came to New York to study biochemistry. But he did not enroll in the school. So he sold things on the street during the day and then during the night he would study. The next morning February 4, Diallo was coming from a meal he had just had. And then some police officers came by, which they thought Diallo looked like the rapist they were looking for. When Diallo reached into his coat pocket the police officer said "Gun, gun!" they opened fired and shot 41 shots and 19 hit him. It turned out to be that he did not have a firearm he was only reaching for his wallet.


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Amadou Diallo Lyrics



Wyclef Jean Diallo lyrics


[Wyclef as Amadou]
Boy I am so tired
I'll be glad when I get inside the house
Oh, I dropped my keys
Oh what tis bright light?
My God they must gonna rob me
Who these people with them all at they gonna rob me
I'm gonna take out my wallet to make sure they just get the money
Nothing else.. (??)
Oh it's the police (*whew*)
I feel so much better
I will show them, I have my ID
so they know I am good people
{*followed by a rapid flurry of gunshots*}
[Wyclef Jean]
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I fear no evil for thou art with me thou ride with me
J-J-Jah! Ras-tafari
I can't forget you knotty dreads, y'all up in here
I gotta respect that, youknowhatI'msayin?
Night is in the air
Enemy.. on the borderline
Who'll be the next to fire
forty-one shots by Diallo's side?
You said he reached sir
but he didn't have no piece sir
But now he rest in peace sir
in the belly of the beast sir
You guys are vampires
in the middle of the night
Suckin on human blood
Is that your appetite?
You said he reached sir
but he didn't have no piece sir
But now he rest in peace sir
in the belly of the beast sir
Have you ever been shot
forty-one times?
Have you ever screamed
and no one heard you cry?
Have you ever died
only so you can live?
Have you ever lived
only so you can die again, then be born again
from these enemies, on the borderline
Who'll be the next to fire
forty-one shots by Diallo's side?
You said he RIPS oh
but he didn't have no peace oh
But now he rest in peace oh
in the belly of the beast oh
You guys are vampires
in the middle of the night
Suckin on human blood
Is that your appetite sir?
You said he RIPS oh
but he didn't have no peace oh
But now he rest in peace oh
in the belly of the beast oh
Diallo, Diallo - similar to Steven Biko
Diallo, Diallo - you told me the murder was an error
Diallo, Diallo - but every man will be judged
Diallo, Diallo - according to his words
Have you ever been held
against your will?
Taken to a dark place
where not even scientists can reveal?
So what is for Ceasar
let it be for Ceasar
Cause we don't want no peace
We want equal rights and justice.. for
Diallo, Diallo - similar to Steven Biko
Diallo, Diallo - you tell me that the murder was an error
Diallo, Diallo - but every man will be judged
Diallo, Diallo - according to his words
You know what?
You told me - that I wouldn't understand man
Tonight some cry - in the streets a burial
Survival of the fittest - only the strong will survive
How can I survive - with forty-one shots by my side?
You guys are murderers
in the middle of the night
Killin innocent people
is that your appetite? Ohhh
You said he RIPS oh
but he didn't have no piece oh
But now he rest in peace oh
in the belly of the beast oh
You guys are vampires
in the middle of the night
Suckin on human blood
Is that your appetite?
You said he RIPS oh
but he didn't have no peace oh
But now he rest in peace oh
in the belly of the beast oh - lick a shot for
Diallo, Diallo - similar to Steven Biko
Diallo, Diallo - I can hear your spirit callin, I can hear it
Diallo, Diallo - Ten thousand chariots with no riders
Diallo, Diallo - They on they way to America, I hear the tribe singin
They're sayin -
Diallo Diallo, Amadou Diallo (14X)
Amadou Diallo.

Amadou Diallo Artists And Songs!

Bambu Station

http://audio.cdbaby.com/6487f3ed/mp3lofi/b/a/bambustation2-13.mp3</span>

Ibrahima Faye
http://audio.cdbaby.com/6487f3ed/mp3lofi/g/u/guddfann-03.mp3
FolkPunch
http://audio.cdbaby.com/6487f3ed/mp3lofi/j/i/jimpage8-13.mp3
Rankin Cobra
http://audio.cdbaby.com/6487f3ed/mp3lofi/r/a/rankin1-02.mp3</span>