The driver, amadou Diallo, was a courtly African immigrant who made it a point to wear a tie as he worked.
From Rodney King to amadou Diallo to Sean Bell, stories of police over-response continue to fill the news.
This has happened before, to amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Emmett Till—even during the New York City draft riots of 1863.
Just over a dozen years ago, amadou Diallo was shot at 41 times by police officers who mistook his wallet for a gun.
I suppose, if the datum has anywhere been admitted to French publications, the word "amadou" has been avoided, and "punk" used.
Thom says that Boletus laricis and Polyporus fomentarius yield the amadou of commerce.
In this English publication, the word "punk" is not used; the substance is called "amadou."
Its thick spongy stem, being reduced to charcoal, takes fire like amadou.