On February 2nd, 2012, two NYPD officers shot and killed Ramarley Graham, an unarmed Bronx 18 year old, in his bathroom in front of his 6 year old brother and grandmother after barging into his home without a warrant when they suspected he has marijuana on him.
The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.
Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police (without a warrant), contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away. One year later, Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who fired the shot, remains a free man.
On February 2nd, the anniversary of Ramarley’s death, his family will be holding a rally, candlelight vigil and march. RSVP to the event on Facebook.
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