Two years ago, plainclothes NYPD Officer Richard Haste racially profiled, stalked, and killed Ramarley Graham, a frightened and unarmed 18-year-old attempting to flush marijuana down the toilet in his Bronx home. Despite the brutality and injustice of Ramarley's murder, New York courts have failed to hold Officer Haste accountable for his deadly action.
Too often, police officers motivated by racial stereotypes kill Black youth and are never held accountable, which sends a dangerous message that condones future violence. We now have an opportunity to change that.
The Department of Justice has the power to take over the case and ensure justice for Ramarley and his family. Join us in creating enough public pressure to influence the DOJ and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to take immediate action, conduct a thorough investigation, and bring federal charges against Officer Haste.
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