BLACK MEN ARE BEING KILLED, LYNCHED,AND JAILED-BLACK MEN COME BACK TO AFRICA AND BE FREE OF THIS MADNESS!

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NYPD Officers Shoot and Kill Three Black Men in One Week
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Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Feb 06, 2012
Ramyaccount.nytimes.com/auth/loginmarley Graham, 18, was shot and killed by a NYPD officer in the Bronx on Thursday afternoon after running into his home as undercover officers pursued him. He’s the third person the NYPD have killed in a week. According to the police spokesperson, he was unarmed.

Paul J. Browne, the New York Police Department’s chief spokesman, said there was “no evidence that he was armed” when the officer, a member of a narcotics unit, shot him once in the upper left chest, the New York Times reports.

The Graham shooting is the third time in a week that a member of the NYPD had killed a suspect. On Jan. 26, an off-duty police lieutenant shot a 22-year-old carjacking suspect in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. And on Sunday, an off-duty detective shot a 17-year-old in Bushwick, Brooklyn, during a mugging, authorities said.

In Graham’s case, police found a small bag of marijuana in the toilet at the home he entered after the pursuit, the NY Times reports. “It’s likely the story will thicken and the NYPD will argue the cop acted in self defense, but right now it looks like the cops killed a kid trying to get rid of a little pot,” said Seth Freed Wessler, Colorlines.com’s investigation reporter.

“Despite directives from the NYPD Commissioner to stop arresting people for simple possession of marijuana, the NYPD actually conducted more marijuana arrests in 2011 than in the previous year,” Wessler said.

In New York City, marijuana arrests strike people of color the hardest. Last year the NYPD made a near-record number of low-level marijuana arrests, making 2011 the second-most prolific period for marijuana arrests in NYC history. Close to 87 percent of those arrested for marijuana were black or Latino, while only 10 percent were white.

“The daily practice of harassing black and Latino kids with stop and frisk policing and then arresting them for simple possession of pot would be bad enough even if it did not lead to shootings. In this case in the Bronx, it looks like the day-to-day drug war left this 18-year-old kid dead,” Wessler said.

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Anonymous

Posted 16 hours ago

I believe the NYPD should criminalize the excessive force used by “undercover” police officers and also set the standard that cops NOT HAVE firearms unless there is a known shooting situation…they are obviously not trained to reduce or contain questionable situations, especially wher they are presented with the opportunity to murder young people of color!

2 Responses to “BLACK MEN ARE BEING KILLED, LYNCHED,AND JAILED-BLACK MEN COME BACK TO AFRICA AND BE FREE OF THIS MADNESS!”

  1. Antwan Says:

    This is a devastating situation that`s been going on since people of color have been subjected to European laws. I don`t believe that retaliation is the answer to this problem but it will make these racist police think twice about coming in our neighborhoods with the intent of arresting, harassing or murdering my brothers and sisters. I won`t name where i`m from but it`s one of the largest cities in this country. And here brothers shoot at the police all the time. It`s because they know they are being targeted and harassed by the very people who are supposed to be protecting. I have had a few encounters with dirty cops myself. They have randomly stopped me while I was walking from the store and put me up against the car and made me pull my pants down to search me in front of everyone. They have also put drugs on me on 2 different occasions. There are too many young brothers in jail right now just because the police planted drugs on them. And even our own people have gotten to the point where they don`t believe things like this happen anymore. That is just plain stupid of my people if you ask me. They watch too many movies that portray us in a negative way. Now they believe the hype. I always wonder when we are gonna wake up and realize that these people are not our friends. Just because they give a certain few of us a pass to join the ranks of their lower ranking people doesn`t mean racism is dead. The very way that we got here in the first place was something that I myself will never forget or forgive. I know who I am and I know that everything we learn here is from a European perspective. And as long as we are dark skinned people we will never be totally accepted by these people. That`s why it`s very important for us to start figuring out how we can gain our own land among our own people and have our own laws. But there will be no room for brothers and sisters who want to continue to kill and harm one another. This is a very achievable goal if we can get our heads out of our asses and stop being dependent on this system that doesn`t give a damn about us.

  2. LAURIE WALLACE Says:

    LORD PLESE HELP OUR BLACK CHILDREN FROM BEING MURDERED.

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