Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.
Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)
Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.
I am beyond disgusted.
Are u fucking kidding me… so now ur telling me it’s ok to kill off young black teens? This has got to be a fucking joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You know whats sad? Depression can not be helped. It’s not just when you had a shit day you’re depressed. There so much more to that. Its where you have a fear of life. Going outside scares you. You have no energy to do anything but sleep. you either eat too much or don’t eat anything at all. You either have no energy to hurt yourself or you either so emotional that’s all you can do. You cry over things you don’t understand and you just feel miserable. all the time.