Rev. Al Sharpton Demanding Justice For Family Of Bronx Teen Fatally Shot By Cops

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Rev. Al Sharpton led a demonstration Monday outside the Bronx district attorney’s office demanding justice for the family of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham.

Graham was shot dead by police on Feb. 2 in the bathroom the apartment where he lived with his mother and grandmother.

Sharpton charges there has been a code of silence since the unarmed teenager was killed.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports

“This code of silence must be broken, so we are prepared to do what is necessary to escalate the dialogue,” Sharpton said. “The city has to deal with this death.”

Protesters are calling for an indictment against the officer who fatally shot Graham and are demanding a federal investigation.

Police said narcotics officers spotted Graham on the street adjusting his waistband and thought he had a gun.

When the officers approached, authorities said Graham took off running toward his home, where he was shot in the chest by police in a bathroom.

Police believe Graham may have been trying to flush a bag of marijuana he was carrying before the gunfire erupted.

An officer and his sergeant have turned in their badges and guns and been placed on desk duty.

Sharpton is demanding the NYPD reveal the names of the officers involved in the shooting.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered a review of the street narcotics division in the wake of the shooting.

Authorities said Graham had at least two prior arrests for marijuana and burglary. Officials have not released the name of the officer involved as the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Unit investigates.

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  1. Bernard Manning says:

    The NYPD has one of the lowest rates of shooting incidents in the country. However, if you still insist on getting shot by the police, be sure to:
    Run away from the police when they approach. Resist arrest if you are caught.
    Make sudden movements when police are telling you to freeze while pointing guns at you.
    ###Special for our Palestinian friends### : If an Israeli soldier is pointing a rifle at you, throw a rock at him/her.

  2. Blasterific says:

    Al Sharpton needs to go back to Africa.

  3. Angry Tom says:

    I demand justic for all the blacks murdered by other blacks .
    Oh right sharpton only goes after the NYPD for attention

  4. The Realist says:

    That stupid “No Justice, No Peace” mantra is NOT a complaint – it’s a GOAL. As soon as true justice and peace become reality, Al Sharpton loses his only source of income.

  5. Killdee Mooleez says:

    Al Sharpton wants to fly like and eagle and crap like a pigeon.

  6. QUEENS WHITE DOLLAR VAN DRIVER says:

    HEY SHARPTON, HOW COME YOU DIDN’T HOLD HANDS WITH THE DAUGHTERS OF OFFICER PETER FIGOSKI AFTER HE WAS KILLED BY LAMONT PRIDE. OH THAT’S RIGHT THE OFFICER WAS WHITE… AND YOU ONLY WANT TO REPRESENT THE BLACK COMMUNITY. I GUESS THIS IS YOUR WAY OF GETTING SOME FREE PRESS. NOW THAT YOU GOT YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FAME WHAT OFFICE ARE YOU GOING TO BE RUNNING FOR THIS YEAR… YOU SHOULD TRY FOR DOG CATCHER…

    1. Bubba says:

      dont want that turdhole for my dogcatcher

      1. QUEENS WHITE DOLLAR VAN DRIVER says:

        i NEVER SAID HE WOULD WIN…

  7. Peter says:

    What would we do without The REV AL !!!! I hate this MF !!!!!

  8. bubba says:

    he be the 1 with twana and the dodo episode

  9. Liberals Are Evil says:

    Who in the hell is this butthole Sharpton to make demands? Everytime I hear this pig’s name, I get diarrhea.

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