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Ramarley Graham's Mother Tells DOJ To Stop Dragging Its Feet

Ramarley graham doj Preet Bharara
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.

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.

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

Cop Watch Alliance profile #1: MXGM's BedStuy/Central Brooklyn team

We are proud to present a new series of profiles on each of the Cop Watch Alliance teams throughout New York City! 

Landmark Decision: Judge Rules NYPD Stop and Frisk Practices Unconstitutional, Racially Discriminatory

*Statement by PJ ally Center for Constitutional Rights:

Orders Independent Monitor and Community Input on Remedies
Rights Group, Activists Urge City to Forego Appeal, Make Real Change

Harlem Know Your Rights Mural

Click here for Photo Gallery  During the summer of 2013, Peoples' Justice member organizations produced a community Know Your Rights mural in Harlem, in collaboration with Picture the Homeless and lead artist Sophia Dawson. Over 80 community members were involved in the process, from generating ideas to the last drops of paint on the wall. The mural was unveiled with a community celebration on August 23, 2013.

Cop Watch Conference 2013

Click here for Photo Gallery  On September 27-28, 2013, Peoples' Justice member organizations Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Justice Committee & CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities organized a national Cop Watch Conference. The conference took place at The Point CDC, located in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx. Opening night was a festive celebration, complete with powerful speeches from Annette Warren Dickerson and Keynote Speaker Lumumba Bandele.

Officers Who Shot Kimani Gray Have Been Repeatedly Sued for Civil Rights Violations


March 18, 2013
By Yesha Callahan

In today’s “Who would have thunk it news?”, it is being reported that Sgt. Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova, the two NYPD cops involved in the shooting death of Kimani Gray, have a lengthy history of civil rights violations. Between them there are 5 civil lawsuits which cost the city a total of $215,000 in settlements, court records show.