Bronx Residents Take To The Streets To Protest Ramarley Graham Killing By NYPD

Family And Friends Say Without Justice They Will Be A Constant Reminder

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Bronx community was demanding justice Monday night as hundreds of people took their anger and frustration to the streets in the aftermath of the NYPD shooting of an unarmed teenager.

They walked the streets chanting, “no justice, no peace!”

Now, a community’s anger is simmering. They marched on to the police precinct that is home to the officers who shot and killed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham last week.

“They just killed him on the spot, and it’s not right,” resident Elizabeth Owens told CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey.

Video obtained Monday by CBS 2 shows undercover police pursuing Graham, who it was believed had a gun on him. Moments later Graham enters his home, followed by police who try repeatedly to kick the door down. A downstairs tenant eventually let police in and they then confronted their suspect, and shot him in the bathroom believing he had pulled a gun.

“They are murderers. Get it in your head. We are tired,” resident Yolanda Matthews said.

Police said Graham was flushing marijuana down the toilet when they found him.

The fact that officers were in the teen’s home at all had hundreds outraged Monday night.

“We all going to be targets. We all going to be targets and there will be none of us left,” said Leona Virgo, the deceased teen’s sister.

Virgo and Graham’s brother urged the crowd to stand up to injustice.

“We are not sheep. We are not going to be contained,” Franclot Graham said.

At the family’s home, where a memorial grows is growing the crowd rallied against what they said were repeated police crimes, something Graham’s father said cost him dearly.

“At the end of the day we don’t want to see anymore youth drop out like this,” Frank Graham said.

“I’m here to put a stop to the unlawfulness of the NYPD,” added Ainsley Lewis.

Supporters of Ramarley Graham said the gauntlet has been thrown down, and that they’ll be out here often reminding police of exactly what happened.

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  1. Truth Be Said says:

    Dude shouldn’t have run from the cops. Man up… you do the crime, then do the time. Don’t run like a sissy.

    Cops are the last defense we have protecting us from the savages out there. So many of you bash cops that cops will eventually stop being cops and then no one will protect you in the future and you will be left to fend for yourself.

    Do you really want to go back to the crime ridden days of the 80s and early 90s. The NYPD has done a phenomenal job reducing crime and keeping this city safe. More power to them. And everyone stop whining about the criminals being killed and start praising the cops for getting one more bad guy off the streets.

  2. Dimsum Harry says:

    Yes I am sure the officer woke up that morning and said, “I am gonna shoot an unarmed black man” Until you are there and in the middle of a tense situation you don’t know crap. No I am not a cop and I am black. Stay in school be a productive member of society and stop being stupid!

    1. mike says:

      youre a pos!!

      1. Dimsum Harry says:

        How do you know that?

        1. Joe says:

          Im a cop and this person was on the take we dont run into houses blind….not after gun suspects….and yes SNU cops are POS…..I work in Brooklyn Homicide

  3. Malcom Y says:

    Some paranoid people here forgot to take their medicine.
    No one is out to Kill Afro-Americans .and black on black crime
    is going up ,not down, this is sad.
    This family was OK with this murdered son having at age 18
    a NYPD police record.
    He was possibly wrongly killed by cops however and in
    5 years they will get millions of dollars in settlement money from we working taxpayers then the fun begins amongst them .

  4. MIKE says:

    FOR ALL OF YOU WITH YOUR RACIST STATEMENTS SHAME ON YOU. A PERSON IS DEAD. BLACK MEN ARE BEING KILLED AT A RATE THAT IS HIGHER THAN THE WAR IN IRAQ. WHY ARE WE BEING KILLED? WHY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DO NOT RESPECT US?
    WHEN THESE THINGS HAPPEN, THE PRESSURE MUST STAY ON THE MAYOR AND THE POLICE WHO COMMIT THESE MURDERS…YES MURDERS. WE MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN ACTS AS WELL.
    WE MUST STAND STRONG…WE MUST BOND TOGETHER. WE MUST LOOK THE ENEMY IN THE EYE AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE. THEY ARE HERE TO EXTINGUISH US, THEY DO NOT WANT US HERE ON THIS STOLEN LAND, BUT WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE HERE.
    READ YOUR HISTORY BLACK MAN! READ YOUR HISTORY! YOU WILL SEE WHY THEY KILL US. WE ARE THE HUMAN RACE, WE MADE THIS COUNTRY, WE ARE THE GREAT SCIENTISTS, THE GREAT MATHEMATICIANS, WE ARE THE GREATEST BUILDERS, SURGEONS, INVENTORS…THIS IS WHY THEY KILL US DEMEAN US, LOCK US UP. THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED FOR US NOT TO BOND TOGETHER.

    STAND UP BLACK MAN STAND STRONG!!!!!!!

    1. hklhjh says:

      you guys will stand up and be strong….in prison. that is the one thing you excel at….filling prisons. statistics confirm this.

      1. Att. Hoar says:

        You forgot excelling in almost every sport in America too….statistics confirm this.

    2. Meme Meyagi says:

      Stop committing all the crime..It’s fairly simple…

  5. Why Shaggy says:

    One last Quote: “At the end of the day we don’t want to see anymore youth drop out like this”
    In NJ, Detroit, Chicago, upstate in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie we “drop out” like this on a daily basis.
    Sometimes two three four at a time.

  6. fritz von says:

    How about training your children to be decent citizens? That means look at the clean people and behave like they do.

    1. jkghkjkjg says:

      way too hard for them to do, easier to behave like savages and then blame someone else, remember, their iq is 1 above mental retardation

  7. Why Shaggy says:

    Quote # 2 “We are not sheep. We are not going to be contained,”
    Fact: We live in the poorest neighborhoods.
    We are already contained.

  8. I guess crime in the hood is Okay. says:

    A black baby or toddler gets shot in a drive by …..NOTHING. No protest. Really nice. But a drug dealer “Oh no!”

    1. CJ says:

      He wasnt a drug dealer so stfu!!!!

      1. CJ says:

        He was a drug sales-associate.

  9. Why Shaggy says:

    quote; We all going to be targets and there will be none of us left,” We shoot each other at a much higher rate.

  10. RJ O'Guillory says:

    …I see WordPress and CBS must be censoring the input on this story,…tells me I’ve submitted a comment ,tells me I’m duplicating a previous comment,…but they will not publish the comment? They probably don’t want to inflame the situation by letting the serfs/slaves communicate with each other…

    Regards,

    RJ O’Guillory
    Author-
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

  11. timotheus says:

    How can cops justify storming into a house and shooting an unarmed teenager in his bathroom? If it were a white kid, half of New York would be in the streets.

    1. sparrow says:

      thats not really true~everyone is subject to these acts against us~no one is immune frompolice brutality and ~yes murder.

    2. lenny says:

      and you know this how…your racist crystal ball?

      1. sparrow says:

        i am not racist at all~i have, and my family has been victims of police brutality and, in similar manner~someone in my family is gone now~that was my point~police are out of control~yes i know first hand and am afraid to further discuss

        .

  12. Very conservative says:

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    1. sparrow says:

      there is no reason for a teen to be killed by police for some stupid pot~the police are suppossed to use common sense judgement~even if this teen had a gun ~it was not visible~he wasnt commiting a robbery ~nothing like that~it was “suspected” that he had a gun

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