Why 19 Years Later, Amadou Diallo’s Murder by The NYPD Is Still The Cautionary Tale For Dreamers

It was the winter of 1999 and I had just moved to New York City. The hustle and bustle of crowded sidewalks and temperature-resistant subway stations seemed to echo my desire to embrace what I considered to be the standard lifestyle of those of who had no choice but to make it.

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