Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bronx Residents Protest Police Killing Of Unarmed Teen

A Bronx neighborhood came together once again Monday to protest the police killing of an unarmed teen.

Crowds marched from the Wakefield home of Ramarley Graham to the 47th precinct stationhouse.

The 18-year-old was shot and killed by an officer in his bathroom last week.

He was being chased after what police say was a drug deal.

Police say the officer fired because he thought Graham was armed, but protesters say they want the officer held accountable.

"They cornered that little man in his house, perfect place to ask questions, but instead of asking questions, they shoot him down right then and there. And they are New York's finest—what is fine about that?" said one protester.

"They just judge by our looks, or whatever and think that some of is bad kids like that, they don't really want to give us a chance, as well," said another.

Surveillance video shows Graham entering the home and officers following soon after.

The officer who fired the shot has been placed on restricted duty while Internal Affairs investigates.

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