Bronx Community Demands Answers from NYPD in Shooting of Teen

Posted: February 5, 2012 in News

There is a war going on outside and no one is safe from the NYPD. Once again, NYPD show us that they operate above their own law that they are supposed to uphold. Too many times have we fell victim to the BUSINESS of Police. Experiencing false arrests, harassment, and profiling while just trying to get home from work or school. All this just to meet police quotas for the month to secure their jobs. And this bullshit along with plenty of “mistakes” they made continues to be covered up the mayor and the commissioner, as if cops lives mean more than the actual victims. How much of this bullshit do you expect people to take? When will higher authorities step in to investigate these cops?

The tipping point has been reached.

R.I.P Ramarley Graham

An unarmed Bronx teen was fatally shot by cops after they chased him into his family’s apartment building on Thursday, police said.
Ramarley Graham, 19, was hit once in the chest after an officer fired his gun during a confrontation in the Williamsbridge apartment about 3 p.m., police said. No gun was found at the scene, cops said.

Graham was rushed to Montefiore Medical Center, where he later died.

“They chased him into the house,” said the teen’s mother, Constance Malcolm, 39, who witnessed the shooting. “Nobody deserves to be shot in their own home.”

Moments before the shooting, officers from the NYPD’s Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit spotted Graham on the street adjusting his waistband and thought he had a gun, a police source said.

But Graham — who had at least two prior arrests for marijuana and burglary — ran when cops tried to approach him, the sources said.

Cops followed the teen as he dashed toward his second-floor apartment on E. 229th St., cops said. Once inside, Graham darted toward the bathroom with two cops behind him, cops said.

The teen tussled with a cop before the officer’s gun — a Sig Sauer .9-mm — went off and a bullet pierced Graham in the upper left chest, police said.

“He had some weed on with him,” said a family friend. “It wasn’t a big deal. They shot him inside the house. … He didn’t have a gun.”

A police source said marijuana was found inside the bathroom and that Graham may have been trying to flush it down the toilet.

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