16 year old Kimani “Kiki” Gray was fatally shot by a pair of plain-clothes cops in Brooklyn late Saturday after he supposedly pointed a gun at them, police said.
Gray was hanging out in front of a home on E. 52nd St. near Tilden Ave. in East Flatbush with five other young men, friends and siblings, shortly before midnight. After leaving his friends, Kiki “adjusted his waistband”. The undercover officers approached him and Gray unveiled a revolver. Both cops shot Kimani multiple times.
He was rushed to nearby Kings County Hospital, where he died.
Gray’s mother, Carol Gray, rushed to the hospital after learning her son was shot, and was fainted and hospitalized herself after learning he died, relatives said.
A pair of brothers who said they were hanging out with Gray moments before the shooting told The Daily News they didn’t realize Gray was armed.
“The cops, they just jumped out of the car so fast,” said Devonte Brown, 16. “They started shooting him and he went down. He was bleeding, holding his side, screaming, ‘Stop, stop!’”
“We were just hanging out,” added Brown’s brother, Akeem Brown, 15. “We didn’t know he had a gun.”
Gray’s confrontation with cops was the second police-involved shooting of the day.
* Perhaps you can beat us up, but YOU CANNOT BEAT OUR IDEAS & OUR SPIRITS!!
* The idea will live on
* Gabriel Ryan, 4, takes part in a protest outside Bobby Roberts Super Circus on Knutsford Common in Knutsford, England.
The circus had to erect a security fence around its giant tent for the first time in its history after a video showed Anne, one of its retired elephants, being abused. The elephant has been in the family-run circus for more than 50 years and no longer appears in public.
March 30, 2011
Police State Brutality Made Apparent Tonight @OCCUPYOAKLAND
Footage from the Occupy Oakland protest, October 25th, 2011. After protesters ran to the aid of a badly-injured person, Oakland Police deliberately lobbed a flash grenade into the crowd. Whatever you think of the Occupy movement, police behavior of this kind is criminal and should be prosecuted.
Please reblog the shit out of this.
* The Police Brutality can’t escape the video. WATCH IT & REBLOG please!