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Are the Police Getting Away with Murder?



By Iris Baez, mother of Anthony Baez

Although details are still emerging in this most recent tragedy, we know an officer repeatedly shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old black man, Michael Brown, in a St. Louis suburb last weekend -- less than two days before he was scheduled to attend college.



"Lo único que nos va a parar es un balazo"


El Diario

Van casi dos décadas desde que los hijos de Iris Báez y Margarita Rosario murieron en manos de oficiales del NYPD. El hijo de Iris, Anthony Báez, falleció en diciembre de 1984 cuando un policía lo sometió a una llave de estrangulamiento, pensando que pertenecía a una pandilla. El hijo de Margarita, Anthony Rosario murió sólo un mes después, cuando oficiales dispararon 22 tiros contra él, alegando defensa personal. Sin embargo, testigos han dicho que Rosario no tenía armas al momento del tiroteo y que, además, estaba contra el piso por petición de los policías. Ninguno de los involucrados ha pagado cárcel por homicidio. Esto no significa que estas madres de hierro, como las ha llamado El Diario, hayan dejado de luchar.



Ramarley Graham Was Killed By The NYPD Over Two Years Ago, And Nothing Has Happened


Huffington Post

It’s been two and a half years since NYPD officers barged into the Bronx home of Ramarley Graham without a warrant, fatally shooting the unarmed teen in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother.



Families angry over police brutality meet with NYPD Inspector General


Daily News

New Yorkers fed up with police brutality and still mourning the deaths of their loved ones at the hands of cops met with the NYPD Inspector General Wednesday to say “enough!”



A dark shadow on Bill de Blasio’s NYPD



The scene was eerily reminiscent of New York City’s bad old days, when the streets were boiling over with racial strife, tension and violence.


A black man is surrounded by a group of NYPD officers. One throws an arm around the black man’s neck from behind. The man is wrestled to the ground. His shouts of “I can’t breathe” are ignored. Then, minutes later, he is dead.



Relatives of Those Killed by Police Ask NYPD Watchdog to Probe Use of Force



TIMES SQUARE — When she heard about the confrontation with police that left Staten Island manEric Garner dead,Constance Malcolm, mother of Ramarley Graham, the unarmed Bronx teen fatally shot in his own home by NYPD Officer Richard Haste in 2012, says she couldn't watch the viral video of the incident.



One Mom to Another on Cops Who Allegedly Smashed Boy Through Window: Don’t Stop Fighting


Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

NEW YORK — Constance Malcolm’s life has slowly started to get back to normal, as normal as it can get after a killing. But this week has dredged up bad memories. Her buoyant, warm smile falters, and tears well in her eyes as she looks at the picture. It’s of a 14-year old boy in a hospital bed, connected to a mess of wires and tubes. Gauze patches are taped to his head and he wears a dazed look on his face. Malcolm, now a mother of two, shakes her head to snap out of her dark reverie. Ever since she heard about what happened to Javier Payne her thoughts have turned to her son, his last frenzied moments, and his encounter with the police.



La confianza en el NYPD


El Diario

No sorprende el mal resultado de la campaña #myNYPD de la policía. La realidad es que todavía hay mucho por hacer para poder terminar con las prácticas abusivas y discriminatorias y mejorar la relación de la policía con las comunidades.



Mothers of Children Killed by NYPD Officers Demand Investigation of Ramarley Graham's Death



It is a painful Mother's Day weekend for parents whose children were killed by police, as the moms are continuing to cry out for answers that they say they have not gotten so far. NY1's Dean Meminger filed the following report.


Unarmed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by police officer Richard Haste inside the teen's Bronx home in 2012. The officer was not indicted. 

Elected Officials, Civil Rights Groups Join Family of Ramarley Graham to Call on Justice Department to Act with Formal Investigation of Police Shooting


Rejoice Magazine

New York, NY – Just days after Ramarley Graham would have celebrated his 21st birthday, family members of Graham were joined by elected officials and civil rights groups to demand that the U.S. Department of Justice conduct a formal and thorough investigation into his shooting death by the NYPD. Graham, an 18-year-old Bronx resident, was shot and killed by NYPD Officer Richard Haste in the bathroom of his family’s home in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother after Haste unlawfully busted into the house in February 2012. After the Office of the Bronx District Attorney failed to indict, the U.S. Department of Justice indicated it was reviewing the case, but there have been no indications that it has opened a full investigation.

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