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‘How do you spell racist? NYPD!’ : Brooklyn police brutality riots continue

A screenshot from Ustream video user@StopMotionsoloRT News

New Yorkers have taken to the streets for a fourth day, marching through Brooklyn’s East Flatbush area over the police slaying of 16-year-old Kimani Gray last Saturday. Locals said the protests will continue until officers are brought to justice.

Protesters chanted “How do you spell racist? NYPD!” and “They say get back, we say fight back!” at officers, who had a heavy presence at the three-hour-long rally. “Stop killing our kids,” yelled one woman through a loudspeaker.  

Locals also commented on Thursday’s clashes, posting their condolences on Twitter.

RT correspondent Anastasia Churkina spoke with community residents prior to Thursday’s protests.“Locals say that there will be no calm until justice is seen,” she said.

“People are angry. People are angry because this is not the first time that there’s been killing in the neighborhood, and there never seems to be justice, so I think that’s what we’re unfortunately seeing people reacting to,” community leader Bishop Orlando Findlayter told Churkina.

The Thursday demonstrations followed a Wednesday protest that saw over 40 arrests in a march through East Flatbush, where Gray was shot and killed by police on Saturday.

A screenshot from Ustream video user@StopMotionsolo

A screenshot from Ustream video user@StopMotionsolo

Carol Gray, Kimani’s mother, spoke out on Thursday against the killing and the ongoing rioting. “Two police officers shot down Kimani, and I only want justice for two police officers to be off the street before they hurt another young kid,” she told reporters, crying. “He was slaughtered, and I want to know why.”

However, she also denounced ongoing retaliatory violence against the police: “I don’t condone any riots, any looting, any shooting, anything against any police officers.”

On Wednesday, 46 protesters were arrested after two suffered injuries – one to his hand, and another to his face. Originally, mourners had gathered to honor Gray’s memory, but a faction of the crowd became enraged, leading to clashes with riot police.

Gray’s autopsy report was released on Wednesday, indicating that the 16-year-old boy was struck by bullets seven times, three of which hit him from behind.

Thursday’s protests were much calmer, but a strong vein of resentment ran through the crowd over the police targeting of minorities.

The African-American teenager’s skin color has been cited as a possible reason for the shooting.  An attorney for Gray’s family, Kenneth Montgomery, told reporters that the police tend to treat black and Hispanic teenagers “in a manner that is paramilitary… It is a community that is under siege.

Image from twitter user@jamesx61

Image from twitter user@jamesx61

 

 

Demonstrations began on Monday, two days after police shot Gray four times in the front and another three times in the back after the teen had adjusted his belt “suspiciously.” The officers involved in the shooting and some witnesses claimed that Gray had brandished a weapon, while others said Gray was not wielding a gun.

Carol Gray voiced skepticism that her son had been armed.  He was apparently attending a ‘Sweet 16’ birthday party that night, and was too frightened of police to even contemplate aiming a gun at them.

Gray was rushed to a hospital following the shooting, and was declared dead on arrival. Police said there is no evidence that the officers – who have not been identified – acted inappropriately, though they have been placed on administrative leave. Police also revealed Gray had an arrest record that included no convictions, but charges for theft and inciting a riot.

The problem of police neglect – and even victimization of – African-American communities is a much wider problem, according to an organizer of Wednesday’s event. “The police department has proven to be racially inattentive to black communities, and this one is no different,” Rickford Burke told AP.

As with the last three marches through the neighborhood, media outlets were virtually absent at the Thursday demonstrations, leaving activists to do the bulk of reporting on social media and livestreams.

 

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Image from twitter user@thepellareport

 

 

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 http://rt.com/usa/brooklyn-protest-police-288/

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3 Responses to ‘How do you spell racist? NYPD!’ : Brooklyn police brutality riots continue

  1. Mark Schumacher - NV says:

    They planted the gun after killing him. These cops all carry multiple weapons on them just for that purpose. Where is the ballistics test on the shooters weapon and where is the video from the video cam in the police car? Oh, there is no video? Well golly gee whiz Gomer, well the hell is it?

    You mean all ten police cars had no video of the shooting,? Hmmm….

  2. Jolly Roger says:

    I can’t condone the rioting and looting, but American blacks do have a slightly different culture than American whites, and one place that becomes evident is in their form of protest.
    As the descendants of slaves, their historic disenfranchisement from our society makes anything they destroy a blow in the right direction.
    I understand that slavery was abolished more than a century ago, but that’s only a few generations, and since most of our behavior is imitation of our parents, it will probably take a little more time and education for them to “get over it”.
    And as far as them “destroying their own neighborhood” is concerned, I’m sure that a quick look at the NYC Dept. of Buildings website will show you that all of the houses in that “black neighborhood” are owned by people with Jewish names.
    Regardless of how you feel about rioting and looting, I’m glad they’re out in the streets doing something. Rioting and looting is how they do it, so I would steer clear of Flatbush for the time being. (especially if you’re white)

    Reminds me of an old riddle:
    Q. What do tight jeans and Brooklyn have in common?
    A. Flatbush

  3. NC says:

    I spoke to my co-workers today (about 10-12 of them) at work and NOT one of them, including those who were half awake out of the matrix knew that there were riots in Brooklyn. After they moronically stated, “I’ll have to check it out on CNN or FOX.”, I told them it was blacked out from the MSM and that they would have to read the alternative news sites to get the information and told them to check the alternative media sites or call someone they know in the area. I also told them, “It’s more important that we have to hear about Obama’s financial records than about a 16 year old kid who got shot and killed 7 times by the police and riots and 45 arrests and hundreds of police men taking on a whole area of rioters.” I said, “This is why the revolution WILL NOT be televised. They don’t want you to see this.”.

    I might as well be talking to a blank wall when it came to the sheeple co-workers. But at least I tried.

    Anyways, after the initial 5 second shock, they just gave the “Oh well” shrug, like as long as it wasn’t them and continued back to their matrix life. Honestly. It’s so sad that people will never wake up until it comes to their town and then they will wonder why no one else is coming to help them.

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