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Season 17, Episode 7 Every Mother's Son

First Aired: August 17, 2004

“Every Mother's Son” follows three mothers of young men---none of them criminals---killed by New York City police during the 1990s. The most notorious case is that of Amadou Diallo, a 23-year-old from Guinea who was shot 41 times in the vestibule of his Bronx apartment building, but all three deaths galvanized the grief-stricken mothers to activism as the officers who killed their sons were acquitted, convicted of lesser charges or not even indicted. Says one: “There's got to be some justice and accountability.”

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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