NYPD Police Officer Indicted in Ramarley Graham Killing

Ramarley Graham
A New York City police officer has been indicted on manslaughter charges in the Bronx shooting death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham. Graham, a young black man, was shot and killed in the bathroom of his own home after a team of NYPD narcotics officers followed him home, broke in, and confronted him.

When he was killed in February, Graham was the eighth person to die in drug law enforcement activities so far this year. That number is now up to 28. The indictment of NYPD Officer Richard Haste is the first of any officer in any of those deaths.

Although the indictment has not been officially unsealed, the New York Times reported that a grand jury has indicted Haste, 30, on charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter. More charges could be pending.

Graham was shot and killed after he and a pair of friends caught the attention of narcotics officers who had staked out a bodega on White Plains Road. They radioed their colleagues and said they believed he had a gun in his waistband as he walked toward his home. Officer Haste dashed to the scene, broke into Graham's apartment, and shot and killed him in his bathroom.

No weapon was found, but police did say they found marijuana in a plastic baggie in the toilet bowl, suggesting Graham may have been trying to get rid of the evidence to avoid becoming another New York City pot bust statistic.

The shooting has provoked anger in the community and led to numerous calls for justice for Graham and other victims of overzealous policing in the city. It has also focused attention on the aggressive tactics of the NYPD's Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit, teams of officers who surreptitiously surveil the streets looking for drug deals before bursting in to bust dealers and customers.

The Graham shooting has focused attention on the aggressive tactics of the Police Department’s Street Narcotics Enforcement Units -- teams of six or seven officers who hide on rooftops or in parked cars as they scan the streetscape for drug transactions before swooping in to arrest dealers and customers. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly ordered a review of the units' tactics, but the results of that review have not been released.

The last time NYPD officers were indicted for killing a resident was when three of them riddled Sean Bell's body with bullets as he attended his pre-wedding party in 2007. Those officers were eventually found not guilty.

New York, NY
United States
Permission to Reprint: This article is licensed under a modified Creative Commons Attribution license.
Looking for the easiest way to join the anti-drug war movement? You've found it!

STOP THE DRUG WAR!!!!!!!!!!

STOP THE DRUG WAR!!!!!!!!!!

Declaration of Rights of Cannabis Users

Mission Statement: To bring an end to cannabis prohibition in 2013 by gathering signatory members through promotion and declaring our rights through the document, "Declaration of Rights of Cannabis Users". Giving prohibitionists reasonable opportunity to affect appropriate, timely and agreed upon change and, if necessary enforcing our rights in a peaceful way. After April 20 2013 adopting a zero tolerance for acts of brutality and injustice by prohibitionists.

The laws regarding cannabis were born on the wings of lies and pampered by propaganda such that now the tightly held belief systems are going to have to reckon with the desire of all humanity to live with dignity, free from the oppressive tyranny that ignorance and bigotry have spawned.

http://www.change.org/petitions/all-elected-represenitives-and-the-unite...

zero tolerance for acts of

zero tolerance for acts of brutality and injustice by prohibitionists, really?

what r u gonna do about it? protest? how many have there been? and the tyranny continues.

peaceful ways have not and will not work. we are gonna have to shed the prohibitionist's blood before we get real change. we don't have freedom because you will not fight for it.

Police Beating, Shooting, Killing Unarmed Citizens—Not Amusing

Reports of Police beating, shooting and killing unarmed Citizens are becoming a frequent event.

Could America be headed the direction Northern Ireland evolved during the 1980’s? Increasingly British Police and military beat and shot unarmed and surrendered Irish Catholics on the street, in their homes, destroyed their property and imprisoned them without evidence. UK Police (RUC) and British Army used joint paramilitary raids as cover to frame and assassinate Irish Catholics that politically opposed British policies. Consequently that caused extreme Citizen counter-resistance against the N. Ireland UK Government, the Police and British Army through 1996.

U.S. police are increasingly raiding Americans’ homes (without a warrant). Imagine if warrants were not required, any federal agency or local police could selectively target citizens without probable cause for paramilitary raids, even repeatedly. Americans would not feel safe in their homes. This appears the direction America is headed.

This appears the direction America is headed.

Headed? It looks to me like we are already there!

Cops are worse than the criminals

The law is SUPPOSED to apply equally to all. This is murder plain and simple, and deserves the death penalty. And cops should be banned from carrying guns. They don't deter crime, they react to it violently, and the courts are an organized crime syndicate where you CAN'T get a fair trial.

Sometimes those replica bags

Sometimes those replica bags are so good that even eagle view may unable to separate replica bags from your native. www.djurdjic.com/送料無料特別販売2013-lapierre(ラピエール)Sensium-200-cp センシウム 1-jp-7670.html - ラピエール センシウム ロード カーボン 自転車 www.djurdjic.com/送料無料特別販売bridgestoneブリヂストン-クロスファイヤージュニア24インチ-cfj247-jp-8063.html - ブリヂストン クロスファイヤージュニア24インチ CFJ247 CIデッキモデル www.djurdjic.com/送料無料特別販売2014-merida-crossway-breeze-tfs100r(メリダ-クロ-jp-7029.html - メリダ クロスウェイ ブリーズTFS100-Rクロスバイク http://www.kutujpseeru.com/p-1830-[送料無料 - New-Balance-H710-SCSCARLETT(ニューバランス-H - ニューバランス H710 SC http://www.kutujpseeru.com/p-1829-[送料無料 - New-Balance-CM1600-CKCK(ニューバランス-CM160 - ニューバランス CM1600 CK http://www.kutujpseeru.com/c-32-DANNER[ダナー - - ダナー http://www.sudoexec.net/人気-new-balance-wl574ibl-ニューバランス-wl574ibl-greenoran-jp-7120.html - ニューバランス 通販 http://www.sudoexec.net - ニューバランス 通販 http://www.sudoexec.net/人気-new-balance-m1300gb-made-in-usa-ニューバランス-m1300gb-jp-7504.html - ニューバランス M1300 http://www.caseplay.org/boostcasehybrid-battery-for-iphone55s-2200mah-as... - HYBRID BATTERY FOR iPhone5/5s http://www.caseplay.org/360日延長保証サービスlifeprooffre-iphone5c-ブラック-ホワイト-防水-防塵--jp-7557.html - 防水 防塵 耐衝撃 ケース http://www.caseplay.org/360日延長保証サービスlifeproof-iphone55s-x-number-nine-×-de-jp-7680.html - iPhone5/5s x NUMBER (N)INE × DECOSKIN http://www.eeaonline.org/人気-jordan-(ジョーダン)-elephant-print-crew-socks- JRDN--jp-9363.html - ソックス http://www.eeaonline.org/人気-jordan(ジョーダン)-branded-circles-tshirt-JRDN-男性 me-jp-9608.html - ジョーダン メンズ ティーシャツ http://www.eeaonline.org/人気-jordan(ジョーダン)-retro-10-accomplished-crew-JRDN-男-jp-7632.html - スウェット ジャージ http://www.eeaonline.org/人気-jordan-(ジョーダン)-durasheen-shorts- JRDN-男性 mens 限-jp-9864.html - メンズ ハーフパンツ ボトムス http://www.goldstarengines.com/コーチ-アウトレット-coach-財布f48399-ペイントエンボイスドシグネチャӦ-パテント-ミデ-jp-14350.html - COACH 財布 http://www.goldstarengines.com/コーチ-coach-トӦトバッグf24961-キャンベル-レザー-ベル-キャリーオールB4maマホガ-jp-13759.html - COACH トӦトバッグ http://www.goldstarengines.com/コーチ-coach-f95208-ポピӦエナメルバングル2色有り-激安-レディӦス-jp-13912.html - コӦチ http://www.goldstarengines.com/コーチ-シュӦズ-japan-12.html

Pretty good post. I just

Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon. family fun

I'm arrogant of you, author

I'm arrogant of you, author of this consume! Definitely, there are no numerous fellows who is proficient to provide such a attribute sense as essay editor or discourse composition. In addition, complete your searchs could be practical for activity of my individual.

felonys

Plain and simple. commit a felony--- GO TO JAIL. The felonys these cops committed are up to five years in jail. They are not SPECIAL. viviana

Many thanks for this

Many thanks for this brilliant post! Many points have extremely useful. Hopefully you'll continue sharing your knowledge around. creader vi

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <i> <blockquote> <p> <address> <pre> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <br> <object> <param> <embed> <b>

More information about formatting options

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Drug War Issues

Criminal JusticeAsset Forfeiture, Collateral Sanctions (College Aid, Drug Taxes, Housing, Welfare), Court Rulings, Drug Courts, Due Process, Felony Disenfranchisement, Incarceration, Policing (2011 Drug War Killings, 2012 Drug War Killings, 2013 Drug War Killings, 2014 Drug War Killings, Arrests, Eradication, Informants, Interdiction, Lowest Priority Policies, Police Corruption, Police Raids, Profiling, Search and Seizure, SWAT/Paramilitarization, Task Forces, Undercover Work), Probation or Parole, Prosecution, Reentry/Rehabilitation, Sentencing (Alternatives to Incarceration, Clemency and Pardon, Crack/Powder Cocaine Disparity, Death Penalty, Decriminalization, Defelonization, Drug Free Zones, Mandatory Minimums, Rockefeller Drug Laws, Sentencing Guidelines)CultureArt, Celebrities, Counter-Culture, Music, Poetry/Literature, Television, TheaterDrug UseParaphernalia, ViolenceIntersecting IssuesCollateral Sanctions (College Aid, Drug Taxes, Housing, Welfare), Violence, Border, Budgets/Taxes/Economics, Business, Civil Rights, Driving, Economics, Education (College Aid), Employment, Environment, Families, Free Speech, Gun Policy, Human Rights, Immigration, Militarization, Money Laundering, Pregnancy, Privacy (Search and Seizure, Drug Testing), Race, Religion, Science, Sports, Women's IssuesMarijuana PolicyGateway Theory, Hemp, Marijuana -- Personal Use, Marijuana Industry, Medical MarijuanaMedicineMedical Marijuana, Science of Drugs, Under-treatment of PainPublic HealthAddiction, Addiction Treatment (Science of Drugs), Drug Education, Drug Prevention, Drug-Related AIDS/HIV or Hepatitis C, Harm Reduction (Methadone & Other Opiate Maintenance, Needle Exchange, Overdose Prevention, Safe Injection Sites)Source and Transit CountriesAndean Drug War, Coca, Hashish, Mexican Drug War, Opium ProductionSpecific DrugsAlcohol, Ayahuasca, Cocaine (Crack Cocaine), Ecstasy, Heroin, Ibogaine, ketamine, Khat, Marijuana (Gateway Theory, Marijuana -- Personal Use, Medical Marijuana, Hashish), Methamphetamine, New Synthetic Drugs (Synthetic Cannabinoids, Synthetic Stimulants), Nicotine, Prescription Opiates (Fentanyl, Oxycontin), Psychedelics (LSD, Mescaline, Peyote, Salvia Divinorum)YouthGrade School, Post-Secondary School, Raves, Secondary School