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“Today was very hard... I had to choose the color of the casket that I wanted.” ”—
Carol Gray, mother of 16-year-old Kimani Gray who was shot seven times & killed by the NYPD on March 9.
His murder has sparked unrest & large protests in Flatbush, which of course have been met with mass arrests, brutality & even more violence by the NYPD. Gray’s younger sister was one of the people arrested earlier this week.
“Brooklyn, last night. Where the NYPD attacked a vigil for a 16-year-old black kid who they had shot in the back. NYPD declared a "frozen zone" that forbid press (who weren't there anyway) from reporting. New York City has no rule of law. Watch libertarians treat the size of their corn syrup sludge as more important than the right to life and liberty in the black community.”—Jed Brandt, The Occupied Wall Street Journal
I want to know why pictures of the injured white photographer [who got away with a minor head wound that required a few stitches] from the Kimani Gray Justice Protest is getting more notes than the pregnant black woman who was assaulted by the police.
Do people not understand that this was the protest of a cop murdering a young man of color, and how them attacking a pregnant woman of color is not only the re-violation of the people of color in that community but blatant message that they don’t value the lives of existing poc or the future generations of poc and want us to basically die the fuck out?