Peoples' Justice at the Fathers Day March Against Stop & Frisk, 2012

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Peoples’ Justices for Community Control and Police Accountability (Peoples’ Justice) is a New York City coalition of grassroots organizations working in Black, Latino/a and Asian communities. It's member organizations are CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, the Justice Committee and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.
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Ramarley Graham's Mother Tells DOJ To Stop Dragging Its Feet

NEW YORK -- It's been nearly two years since the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it was reviewing the evidence in the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed black teen gunned down at his home in the Bronx in 2012 by NYPD Officer Richard Haste.

Cuomo Appoints A Special Prosecutor For New York Killings Involving Police!

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order Wednesday appointing a special prosecutor to handle cases involving civilians who die at the hands of police.

Demand Justice for Akai Gurley!

Date of Incident: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014

On November 20th, NYPD rookie Officer Peter Liang shot and killed Akai Gurley, an unarmed, Black, 28-year old father, while conducting a vertical patrol in the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York. Akai was with his girlfriend, who lives at the Pink Houses, and had just entered the stairwell to return to her apartment after akai had his hair done ata neighbor's place. They had done nothing at all wrong, Officer Liang simply fired into the stairwell from the floor above them, after hearing a noise in the stairwell.

Film: Cop Watch: Documenting use of police force in NYC


With cell phones and security cameras able capture our every move it seems like we are always being watched. The same goes for police: dash cams and body cameras record their daily interactions with the community. It’s something we are used to, but not the cops. 

“While the police department loves to videotape the rest of us, they don’t necessarily love being videotaped themselves,” said Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Demand Justice for Eric Garner!

Date of Incident: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Please join us in demanding justice, including a full and thorough investigation by the Department of Justice into the chokehold killing of this beloved family man and community member, begin the process of firing and prosecuting all of the officers involved in the police killing and call for an end to the dangerous and discriminatory “Broken Windows” policy.

Film: Guerrilla Theatre Skits on NYPD Broken Windows Policing


On Saturday, May 17th, 2014, community activists and young people led by Peoples' Justice for Community Control and Police Accountability and Picture The Homeless took to the subways of Harlem and the Bronx to perform guerrilla theater skits about discriminatory and abusive policing in NYC!

Demand Justice for Kyam Livingston!

Date of Incident: 
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Join Peoples' Justice member organization the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement in demanding justice for Kyam Livingston! To get the latest updates and learn how you can help, email: Justice4Kyam [at] gmail [dot] com.

Youth, Artists and Community Organizations Unveil New Mural about Police Accountability and Community Safety in the South Bronx

At unveiling celebration youth use art and music to demand an end to police violence and call on New Yorkers to unite to build strong, safe communities

Demand Justice for Ramarley Graham!

Date of Incident: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012
North Bronx: Ramarley Graham, an 18-year-old youth of Jamaican descent, was shot and killed by NYPD Officer Richard Haste in the bathroom of his home in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother. This occurred after NYPD officers followed Ramarley home and busted into the house without a warrant. Ramarley was unarmed.

News and Updates

Film: "South Bronx Cop Watch Mural"

Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Channel

The Justice Committee, CAAV, Streetwise and Safe teamed up with Raul Ayala and other South Bronx community members teamed up for a for a mural project. Organizers, activists, and artists stood in front of the mural to speak and perform after its unveiling. The mural will serve as a pillar of justice within the South Bronx community and it will also remind community members of their rights during police interactions.

Special Thanks To: The Justice Committee, CAAV, Streetwise and Safe, and Raul Ayala

Music: "Ode to a Gangsta" Bangin Beats Volume 5

Watchdog groups training citizens to join Cop Watch movement by catching rogue police in action

New York Daily News

Police, you’re being policed.

City watchdog groups are recruiting intrepid citizens in all five boroughs — and arming some of them with handheld video cameras — to catch rogue cops in action.

“The reality is that the police violate the law,” said Daniel Sanchez, a 33-year-old member of the Justice Committee, one of the groups of activists aimed at stopping police violence.

“But when we are there with our cameras, the cops often change their behavior,” he said.

South Bronx Mural Decries Police Violence and Boosts Community Bonds

Posted on 9/3/2014 on

By Eddie Small

MOTT HAVEN — Teens from three organizations have collaborated on a soon-to-be-finished mural against police violence and in support of neighborhood unity in the South Bronx.

Cop Watch

The New Yorker Magazine

Among the chants and Twitter hashtags radiating from Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York—“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” “I Can’t Breathe”—an improvisation on N.W.A.’s anti-cop rap lyric has been one of the most contemporary. “Film the police,” protesters declared after a smartphone caught police locking Eric Garner, a Staten Island man, in a lethal chokehold.

Parents & Supporters Demand Answers & Civil Rights Investigation In Killing Of Ramarley Graham

**Shout out to PJ member organization the Justice Committee for helping lead this DOJ action with Ramarley's family! Rise up for Ramarley! Watch The Cops!

Posted on 8/20/14 on Black Westchester

By AJ Woodson

Peoples' Justice is a coalition of:

Malcolm X Grassroots MovementCAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
Justice Committee

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