New York Daily News -by CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS AND SHANE DIXON KAVANAUGH
Protesters enraged over the fatal shooting of a teenager by police poured into Brooklyn streets for a third straight night Wednesday, pitching bricks, bottles and garbage in furious clashes with cops.
At least 18 demonstrators were arrested along Church Ave. in East Flatbush. Police struggled to control a hostile crowd that broke away from a planned peaceful vigil for Kimani (Kiki) Gray, 16, killed by police on Saturday night.
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Police push protesters back on Church Ave. in East Flatbush.
Gray’s sister Mahnefeh was among those arrested. A police officer suffered a gash in the face when a tossed brick hit him, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said, and a window was smashed in an inspector’s car.
Kimani Gray is shown in this undated photo released on Sunday, March 10, 2013, in New York. Gray was shot and killed by New York City police officers in Brooklyn, when he allegedly pointed a .38 caliber revolver at them. Both officers fired, striking Gray. He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced DOA.
“They didn’t have to kill him,” Makaeo Williams, 18, said as police on motorcycles tracked alongside him. “I’m feeling mad inside. I’m angry. That’s why I’m out here.”
Many in the community contest police allegations that Gray pointed a gun at cops when he was shot during a confrontation with two plainclothes officers on E. 52nd St. Saturday night. Those suspicions on the street intensified Wednesday when an autopsy report revealed Gray was hit by seven bullets — three to the back.
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A pregnant protester who was knocked to the ground gets help from other protesters.
It was not clear in what order the shots struck the teen or whether he had his back to the police when they opened fire .
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Protesters taunt cops on Church Ave.
A witness told the Daily News Tuesday that the youth did not have a gun in his hand. But a police spokesman said the witness told detectives she couldn’t see the incident clearly “from the angle I was at.”
A woman who identified herself as Gray’s cousin told news outlets Wednesday that the teen was carrying a gun for a friend and was trying to alert cops that he had a weapon when he was shot. A loaded .38-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.
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Tishana King said she witnessed the shooting of Kimani Gray from her third floor window and she says she saw no gun.
The trouble Wednesday night began soon after more than 200 people set off from the vigil site at Church Ave. and E. 55th St. around 8:30 p.m.
Photo of crime scene.
Dozens chanted “NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today” as they marched west on Church Ave. toward the 67th Precinct stationhouse.
But things quickly got out of hand as some protesters tried to climb on police motorcycles. Men and women were pepper-sprayed and thrown to the ground and handcuffed.
The spot where Kimani Gray was killed by NYPD. Councilman Jumaane Williams has locked horns with Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly over the incident.
“I’m scared for everything, myself, my store, my workers,” said Salm Sami, 45, who owns the Deli, Grill & Grocery at Church and New York Aves. “This is three days of this.”
The protesters eventually backtracked to the vigil site where the parents of Ramarley Graham — an unarmed teenager fatally shot by police in the Bronx last year — were waiting. “It never seems to end,” said Frank Graham, Ramarley’s father. “The community has a right to be angry.”
But City Councilman Jumaane Williams, a frequent NYPD critic, blasted outsiders who he said escalated tensions. “Please stay the HELL out of our community will only agitate our kids,” Williams fumed on Twitter. “It’s dangerous and counterproductive.” ”
With Thomas Tracy, Joe Kemp and Rocco Parascandola
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14 thoughts on “Enraged protesters battle cops in Brooklyn streets during third night of rioting after it’s revealed that 16-year-old Kimani Gray was shot in the back”
The kid was shot 7 times with 3 in the back.Shows what cops are about, them cops will never change or even charged for this.
16 year old shot in the back by the cops; why is that no longer much of a surprise? The behavior of police is what has turned the population against them, nothing else. Instead of getting rid of their bad apples they become complicit in their crimes by being accessories after the fact by covering up for them.
If anyone has earned the moniker “organized criminal gang” they surely have. In case anyone is wondering “To Serve and Protect”is in reference to their lords and masters in the political and corporate towers of power.They are under NO obligation to do the same for you, and yet they keep killing with impunity while mothers weep …
The media will attempt to divide the various communities in selling their tripe to the population- don’t buy it.
We are no longer divided- we must stand as one as a people.
We must be smart enough to realize how we are being divided.
We stand as one.
The citizens of NYC should never be able to possess weapons of mass destruction like the dreaded 38 caliber semi automatic assault weapon or Big Gulps………….Mayor Bloomberg.
“A police officer suffered a gash in the face when a tossed brick hit him”
WAY TO GO, BROOKLYN !!! Keep up the good work.
SEEMS THAT THE KID POINTED A GUN AT THE COPS , SO HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED !
PROBABLY SHOT 4 TIMES IN THE FRONT AND SPUN AROUND AND TOOK 3 IN THE BACK !
TO ME SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD SHOOT !
THE PROBLEM COMES FROM ALL OF THE REST OF THE BLACKS , BLAME SOME ONE ELSE FOR THERE BAD ACTIONS , OBAMA DOES IT !
BLACKS HAVE A HISTORY OF BURNING DOWN OR RIOTING OR DESTROYING THERE OWN CITIES WHEN EVER SOME THING LIKE THIS HAPPENS !
REMINDS ME OF THE KID IN FLORIDA , THAT IMO WAS A JUSTIFIED SHOOT AND ALL OF THE PRESS AND BLACKS WANTED TO BLAME SOME ONE ELSE FOR THERE KIDS ACTIONS !
Sounds to me that you trust the cops eh. I can easily believe that the cops just happened to find that gun they say the kid had. The kid was shot 7 times with 3 in the back? Come on now JOHN this would be more believeable if it dosen`t happen everyday by the damned cops. They got a free pass to murder. REMEMBER JOHN THAT COPS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO MURDER PEOPLE BECAUSE SOMEONE JUST POINTED A FINGER AT THEM AND THEY SAID THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A GUN.
“John” is a paid for schill, or a moron.
All though your intent is an honest one, don’t waste your efforts to try an educate schills or traitors,… it can’t be done.
Like Mark Twain said, “Never try and teach a pig to sing,… its a waste of your time,… and it annoys the pig.”
JD – US Marines – Lets hope that “John” is on the receiving end of such “deserved” treatment one day.
This troll has been tagged, he is gone.
John . . . it’s rude to scream at people! And that’s what all caps represent on the internet.
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Hey guys, I’m not absolutely certain, but I think JOHN was being facetious.
Unfortunately, if he is, he’s not very adept at making it obvious.
On the other hand, if he’s being dead serious in his comment, he’s an unmitigated @sshole.
Yes #1, you are probobly right.
Sounds like John works for boominidiot.