Dear Families, Friends, And Long Time Supporters,
We will be holding a mother’s day rally for my son Ramarley Graham on Friday May 9th, 2014 at 12:30pm at Foley Square. This rally is to demand the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a full investigation and reconvene a grand jury in the murder of my son on February 2, 2012.
Please join me and other mothers such as Ms.Diallo, Ms. Baez, Mrs. Bell and many more who have fallen victim to the hands of an NYPD officer. You will have the opportunity to see how many mothers who will not have their son for one of the most important day of the year.
The DOJ is our last opportunity to hold NYPD Officer Richard Haste accountable.
We appreciate all the support we have received from you, and we need your help now more than ever.
Thank You for your continuous support
TELL THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: CONDUCT A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO THE KILLING OF RAMARLEY GRAHAM
On February 2, 2012, plainclothes NYPD Officer Richard Haste followed unarmed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham to his home in the Bronx, violently broke down the door without a search warrant, and killed him in front of his grandmother and younger brother. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson convened a grand jury that voted to indict Officer Haste, but a Bronx Judge threw out the indictment, citing prosecutorial error. A second Grand Jury refused to re-indict him.
The failure of prosecutors like Johnson to secure a conviction against police officers for brutalizing or using deadly force against Black victims is an all too familiar story. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has the power to take over the investigation and bring Ramarley’s killer to justice. But it’s been more than two years since Ramarley’s tragic death; the DOJ will only make this case a high priority if there’s a groundswell of national outrage.
Join us in demanding the Department of Justice make this case a high priority by conducting a thorough investigation into Ramarley Graham’s death and bringing federal charges against NYPD Officer Richard Haste.
To Sign Our Petition Go To: http://act.colorofchange.org/sign/ramarley_graham/
Grief is one of the hardest things anybody has to deal with in life. The pain never goes away you just learn to make the best out of your life, and continue living for your loved ones.
On February 3, 2014 the Graham family is going to have a memorial to remember all the amazing, beautiful and heart warming things Ramarley Graham display on this planet called earth for his 18 years with us.
February 2nd marks two years since Ramarley was murdered by Police Officer Richard Haste. Join the family, friends and community in remembering the best of Ramarley Graham.
Monday, February 3, 2014
5pm – 9pm
Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church
3751 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10467
She Ain’t Havin It-Universal Zulu Nation-X Mental
JHS 113-Richard R. Green Presents
Ramarley’s Call For Action
A Community Day Hip Hop Cultural Event:
“Teach The Youth The Truth”
Sunday, October 13, 2013; 12pm – 6:pm
Free and open to all ages. The event includes guest speakers, film, workshops, performances and more! Click here to download the flyer.
JHS 113 – Richard R. Green
3710 Barnes Ave
(Between 216th Street and 217th Streets)
Bronx, NY 10467
The U.S. Justice Department now says it will look into last year’s shooting death of an unarmed Bronx teenager. Federal prosecutors will review evidence for possible civil rights violations in the death of Ramarley Graham, 18.
His parents led a protest yesterday that started outside the Bronx district attorney’s office and made its way to Harlem. It came a day after a grand jury decided not to re-indict NYPD officer Richard Haste, who fired the fatal shots.
The original manslaughter charges against Haste were tossed out in May because of a mistake by prosecutors. The Bronx DA’s office said in a statement it was shocked and saddened by the grand jury’s decision.
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Ramarley Graham was killed in his home, February 2, 2012 by NYPD officer Richard Haste. Come-out the day after the grand jury verdict! Bronx District Attorney’s Office @ 5:00pm. 198 E. 161st Street, Bronx, NY. Take the D or B subway train to 161st Street/Yankee Stadium.
For the latest updates go to:
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I Had No Gun, I Didn’t Run
Indict And Prosecute My Killer!
If We Don’t Get Any Justice,
They Won’t Get Any Peace
Thursday, July 11; 5:00pm
14th Street & Union Square
On February 2, 2012, NYPD officer Richard Haste followed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham home, broke down his door and killed him in cold blood in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother. Haste was indicted on two counts of Manslaughter charges but on May 15, the indictment was thrown out, demonstrating that the court system works side-by-side with teh cops. The thugs in blue shoot us down and the thugs in black robes send them back to the streets to kill again.
It’s up to us, the students and workers, parents and children of New York, united across race, ethnicity, gender, age, etc. We must make them listen by refusing to be silent. We MUST continue to fight, to build the struggle so that Ramarley and all the victims of police terror will one day be vindicated. Join us!!!
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The Reverend Al Sharpton led a Saturday meeting in Harlem to protest a judge’s decision to throw out an indictment in the case of the police shooting of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed teenager in the Bronx.
A judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors made a mistake in telling the grand jury that Officer Richard Haste should not have relied on information from other officers who believed the 18-year-old was armed.
Graham’s parents and their supporters gathered at the National Action Networks and said they want to see Haste brought to trial. The Bronx district attorney is able to convene a new grand jury to hear the case against Haste, but by Saturday it was unclear whether that will happen.
A Bronx judge has thrown out the indictment on manslaughter charges filed against the officer accused in the shooting death of Ramarley Graham, saying the grand jury was accidentally misled by the district attorney’s office.
Haste shot and killed the unarmed teen last year. He said he thought Graham had a gun. Judge Barrett said Bronx prosecutors made a major mistake in the grand jury process.
“I believe that inadvertently, the district attorney’s instructions did mislead the jury,” the judge said.
Officer Haste has said he chased Graham into the teen’s home because other officers put over the police radio that the teen had a gun. Haste shot and killed Graham in the bathroom, but no gun was found. Judge Barrett ruled that the grand jury should have been able to consider what other officers reported.
“In effect, the grand jury was told, by both commission and omission, that the communications of other officers to officer Haste were not relevant,” Judge Barrett said. “That’s my conclusion in reading this instruction, and that is error.”
Outside court, supporters of Graham’s family were outraged.
“We will continue to fight wherever this fight leads,” said Franclot Graham, Ramarley Graham’s father. “If we have to go to the Justice Department, then that’s where we’ll go.”
“The people of Bronx County and the citizens of America will not go away, will not cease and desist against police violence, excessive force, against, obviously, murder,” said Attorney Royce Russell.
A judge may throw out the indictment of the NYPD officer who shot and killed Ramarley Graham, based on a concern about the way the grand jury was instructed by the Bronx District Attorney’s office.
Supreme Court Justice Steven L. Barrett, after reviewing the grand jury minutes in the indictment of NYPD officer Richard Haste, said Tuesday that prosecutors may have improperly told jurors they did not have to consider what other officers told Haste before Haste made the decision to fire the shot that killed the unarmed 18-year-old.
Lawyers for Haste have said he was repeatedly told by fellow officers they believed Graham had a gun. However, no gun was found on Graham.
Barrett instructed lawyers for Haste and the district attorney’s office to submit short memos and scheduled a time for them to make oral arguments before the court next week.