Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SIGN PETITION: Tell the DOJ to investigate death of Ramarley Graham

On February 2, 2012, plainclothes NYPD Officer Richard Haste followed unarmed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham to his home in the Bronx, violently broke down the door without a search warrant, and killed him in front of his grandmother and younger brother. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson convened a grand jury that voted to indict Officer Haste, but a Bronx Judge threw out the indictment, citing prosecutorial error. A second Grand Jury refused to re-indict him.

The failure of prosecutors like Johnson to secure a conviction against police officers for brutalizing or using deadly force against Black victims is an all too familiar story. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has the power to take over the investigation and bring Ramarley’s killer to justice. But it's been more than two years since Ramarley's tragic death; the DOJ will only make this case a high priority if there's a groundswell of national outrage.

Join us in demanding the Department of Justice make this case a high priority by conducting a thorough investigation into Ramarley Graham’s death and bringing federal charges against NYPD Officer Richard Haste. SIGN PETITION

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