- Apr 9, 2008
- build up the nation
This young brother was murdered a few weeks back in his own bathroom after a lynch mob (NYPD) illegally broke into his home and shot him to death for what I perceive to be no logical reason aside from the fact that they claim he had marijuana on him which he flushed after he entered the bathroom. This is nothing but a lynching.The tragedy of the unarmed Bronx teenager, Ramarley Graham, who was shot by a police officer with the street narcotics this month unit is a flashpoint for the NYPD.
It has been a violent period.
There have been accusations of the NYPD profiling innocent Black men spying on community organizations and complaints about the unfairness of the stop-and-frisk program. The mounting problems and critiques have left the NYPD on its heels.
Veteran Black law enforcement officers have long found themselves protecting the interest of the community by speaking out about unjust police actions and arming young people at seminars about their rights and how to behave when they are confronted by police officers.
The revelation of videotape capturing the moments before the fatal encounter between Graham and the cops provide an unflinching image of a tragedy unfolding.
All the facts are not in yet, but the incident has driven a wider wedge between the community and the police department. Experienced law enforcement officers have paused to consider the moment and how to improve public safety.Read the rest at http://www.africanglobe.net/growing-anger-calls-revenge-murder-ramarley-grahams/#.T00frnnzSWE