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July 11, 2012

2012.07.11: Reminder: THIS THURSDAY, JULY 12TH – JUSTICE FOR RAMARLEY GRAHAM

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 10:05 am

From:  Gusberg, Jessica
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:05 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Reminder: THIS THURSDAY, JULY 12TH – JUSTICE FOR RAMARLEY GRAHAM

A reminder that THIS THURSDAY, July 12th, there will be a vigil for Ramarley Graham, who was murdered in his own bathroom by the NYPD. At the first court date for Richard Haste, the cop who executed Ramarley, the NYPD showed up in full-force, literally laughing in the faces of the family. Frank and Constance, Ramarley’s parents, are asking everyone to please come to their home to support their efforts to get justice for their son on Thursday. They have been so strong through this struggle for justice, let’s support them in any way that we can.

Thursday, July 12th from 5pm – 9:30/10pm (arrive at any time)

749 E 229th Street, take the 2 train to 225th Street, walk up White Plains Rd and take a right on 229th (you’ll see the home from the corner)

There are only two more vigils for Ramarley, this Thursday, July 12th and next Thursday, July 19th. Please join us!! Come with friends, come to pay respects to the family, to be a loving presence in the midst of unimaginable loss, and to stand against police brutality & violence. We have been holding weekly vigils every Thursday for 18 weeks, one week for every year of Ramarley’s life. As an LAS Stop Stop + Frisk Union initiative, we are attending the vigils en masse to stand up against NYPD violence and terror, to end racial profiling, and to support a mourning family as they push forward in their fight for justice for their son. Please join us!!

If you have any questions about this initiative, feel free to email me back. If you engage in no other outside-of-work-activism around racist, pre-emptive policing, I can say that supporting the Grahams in their struggle for justice is something you will not regret. The Grahams have consistently simply asked folks to come join us on Thursdays. Your presence will mean the world to the family and community. And let’s show the 47th precinct that they cannot indiscriminately murder children with no response from Legal Aid staff! We hope to see you there on Thursday!!

Peace,

Antonia, Lisa, and Jess

http://www.democracynow.org/­blog/2012/6/19/video_police_­detained_ramarley_grahams_­grandmother_for_hours_after_­officer_shot_teen_deadv

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