Four years ago, New York City police killed Nicole Paultre-Bell’s would-be husband, Sean Bell, in a haze of 50 bullets one day before the young couple’s wedding. Paultre-Bell marched alongside civil rights leaders such as Al Sharpton, who condemned Bell’s shooting because he was unarmed and did not provoke police.
According to blackvoices.com, Paultre-Bell may be turning her grief into political action and is mulling a run for Queens City Council. Although Paultre-Bell has not publicly announced plans to run for office, blackvoices.com cites unnamed sources who say she may hit the campaign trail soon.
According to New York’s state election laws, Paultre-Bell will be required to move into the district she seeks election in and must obtain 899 registered voter signatures on a nomination petition.