The Cops Who Killed Ramarley Graham Walk Free (#NOJUSTICE)

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United States Hypocrisy

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  • ColorOfChange.Org  is urging the United States Department of Justice to hold New York cop Richard Haste accountable for killing an unarmed teenager inside of his home. Haste is one of several out-of-uniform NYPD police officers who chased down an 18-year old Ramarley Graham, broke into his house and savagely murdered him in his own bathroom.
  • One of the ‘defenses’ police officers most commonly cite to “justify” their continuing murder of young unarmed Black men is that their target would not stop for them when ordered to. However, just as in the case of the NYPD killing of  Ahmed Amadou Diallo fifteen years ago, the officers wore plain clothes, carried guns and did not even identify themselves as police (not that this is even relevant since they had no reason to be chasing him in the first place!).
  • When a Black man, in a predominantly Black neighborhood, sees a bunch…

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