I can’t believe this…147 years since slavery was abolished and things like this are still happening!
Ramarley Graham (1993?-2012) was an 18-year-old man in New York who was shot dead by police who broke into his home without a search warrant. He was the third person in a week shot dead by the NYPD.
There are different accounts of what took place. The police’s story is already falling apart. Here is the best sense I can make of it ten days after the murder:
On Thursday afternoon,February 2nd 2012, Graham and two friends come out of a corner shop at White Plains Road and East 228th Street in the Bronx. The police are watching the shop because they know that marijuana is being sold there. But instead of going after the owner, they follow Graham and his friends.