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Vol. 76/No. 14      April 9, 2012

Protests continue
against NY cop killing
Militant/Deborah Liatos

NEW YORK—One hundred people participated in a March 22 vigil and march from the home of Ramarley Graham to the nearby police precinct headquarters in the Bronx.

The action demanded prosecution of the cops who killed 18-year-old Graham in the bathroom of his apartment Feb. 2.

“We face the same thing in Jamaica—police brutality,” one resident originally from this Caribbean country, who didn’t want her name used, told the Militant. “We say in Jamaica police are public enemies. They say there are good ones but the good ones cover for the bad ones.”

“I’m here because I faced harassment by Richard Haste,” said Ronell Cohioo, a high school student, referring to the cop who shot and killed Graham. Cohioo described an incident leaving school with friends after football practice.

“Thanks to the community. All we ask is justice. They killed my son like an animal,” Frank Graham, told the crowd.

There will be vigils every Thursday at 5 p.m. for the next 18 weeks beginning at the Graham home at 749 E. 229th St. in the Bronx.


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