VIDEO: Protest in the 67th Precinct of NYPD after Kimani Gray was shot and killed after police reported he pointed a loaded gun a police officers.
On Monday night, March 11, 2013, residents in Brooklyn, New York held a candlelight vigil for 16-year-old Kimani Gray, an African American teenager who was shot and killed by two New York police officers on Saturday, March 9, 2013. According to law enforcement, Gray pointed a loaded gun at the officers before police opened fire. The peaceful vigil quickly turned to a demonstration protesting the police-involved shooting quickly turned chaotic after protesters started hurling bottles at police officers.
Activist Carl Dix was interviewed by RTAmerica and talks about revolution while discussing what needs to change in order to stop these incidents from reoccurring.
For a third straight day demonstrators gathered in Brooklyn to protest the New York Police Department after the fatal police shooting of a teenager. 18 arrests were reported.
On March 11th, 2013 about 7:00 p.m. groups of people — both young and old — gathered in remembrance of Kimani “Kiki” Gray, but the vigil turned to a riot with protestors destroying produce and store displays in their own neighborhood.
The shooting of Kimani Gray, a Brooklyn teenager, sparked a riot against NYPD police officers.
East Flatbush is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. As with many Neighborhoods in New York City the borders of East Flatbush are subjective, but its northern border is roughly at Empire Boulevard and East New York Avenue east of East 91st Street, its southern border is in the vicinity of the LIRR Bay Ridge Branch, its eastern border is roughly at East 98th Street and its western border is roughly at New York Avenue. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 17.
Police and parents in the neighborhood have increasingly been concerned with a youth culture becoming involved in gangs and shootings. The NYPD 67th Precinct in East Flatbush had the most shooting victims (29) as of May 13, 2012 of any precinct in New York City.
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