2008_07_aiello2.jpgA lawyer representing the family of the former NYPD sergeant Jason Aiello, who was fatally shot by police outside his Staten Island home, told the Daily News, "If Jason was black, there would be a thousand people protesting outside 1 Police Plaza. The mayor would be on television apologizing. But this isn't an Al Sharpton case." Police, responding after 911 calls about Aiello, say he was armed with two guns and fired at them, so they returned fire, but lawyer Peter Antioco claims Aiello never fired and wasn't even armed when shot. Family members are saying the NYPD isn't offering to provide pallbearers or a police escort for Aiello's funeral, while his cousin said the city should pay for funeral expenses. And the Advance reports that Aiello's 7-year-old son saw the shooting, wondering, "Why did they do that?"