Thursday, August 8
Press Conference at 1pm - Rally at 5pm
Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, 198 East 161st Street, Bronx, New York
Two weeks before George Zimmerman took Trayvon Martin’s life in Florida, NYPD Officer Richard Haste killed Ramarley Graham in his own home in front of his grandmother and six-year-old brother.
Soon after Richard Haste killed Ramarley a Bronx grand jury indicted him on two counts of manslaughter. Last May Judge Steven Barrett dismissed the indictment because of a mistake made by the Bronx District Attorney’s Office when instructing the original grand jury.
Ramarley’s family and supporters worked tirelessly to ensure a new grand jury was convened. However, today this new grand jury failed to indict NYPD Richard Haste, in spite of the fact that Ramarley was unarmed and didn’t run. In spite of the fact Haste broke into his home and killed him in cold blood.
Tomorrow we will show our rage and demand a federal investigation into this case.