Family And Community Protest In Memory of Ramarley Graham
On the first anniversary of Ramarley Graham’s death, about 200 relatives and community members gathered outside his Bronx home — where he was fatally shot by the NYPD in front of his 6 year old brother and grandmother— to rally against police brutality of young minorities.
“We want people to remember what happened to Ramarley and hope another family doesn’t feel the pain we’re feeling,” said Graham’s mother, Constance Malcolm. “It’s a pain I hope no other parent will have to go through.”
The 200+ protesters marched to the 47th precinct to demand the officers involved in the death of Ramarley be held accountable. Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who fired the shot, was charged with manslaughter. It was the first time since 2006 that a NYPD officer has faced criminal charges in a fatal shooting.