Brooklyn Teens Take to The Streets After Shooting of 16 Year-Old Kimani Gray by NYPD
Last night, Brooklyn teenagers took to the streets to express their outrage over the death of Kimani Gray.
Gray, who was sixteen, was fatally shot eleven times by two plain clothes police officers. The officers claim that Gray pointed a gun at them as they approached him.
Witnesses, however, tell another story. Nevertheless, what began as a vigil for Gray quickly turned into a much more confrontational protest:
An orderly protest over the death of an armed 16-year-old turned into a riot in Brooklyn tonight after young people started lashing out at NYPD officers.
Between 60 and 100 rioters gathered around Church and Snyder Ave. in East Flatbush and threw bottles and other debris at police, witnesses said, following a vigil for Kimani Gray, 16, who was shot dead by two plainclothes officers over the weekend.
One person has been arrested, though no injuries have been reported.
They were lashing out at the NYPD, who they believe are responsible for the teen’s death
Read more at the DailyMail.
Clearly, black youth are fed up with harassment and bad treatment from police.
Moreover, they are vehemently confronting the police and community violence that constantly threatens their very lives.
What other actions should youth be engaging in to express their grievances?
How can other members of the community help?
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