Harlem residents show of outrage 3000 strong in African Square 125th Street, where protestors expressed their demand for justice in the murder of George Floyd. The known list is long, but the list of the unknown is in the tens of thousands that have been killed and lynched since these brutal murders began to be recorded live.” When does it end, when does the occupation of our Black community by police, paid by our taxes, end who are here to kill and not protect us.” said resident Linda Jones.
Hundreds have been arrested nation wide over the days of protest, including several who were expected to be charged Saturday night and Sunday with throwing Molotov cocktails in Brooklyn Friday night. One of the devices was hurled by a woman at a police vehicle carrying four officers, law enforcement sources said.
In shocking videos posted on Twitter Saturday night, two NYPD vehicles can be seen plowing through a crowd of protesters who were pelting the cruisers and pushing barricades into them in Brooklyn. It’s unclear if anyone was injured.
“NO ONE gets to slam an SUV through a crowd of human beings,” U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “@NYCMayor these officers need to be brought to justice, not dismissed w/”internal reviews.”
The consequences of this continued police brutality, supported by mass incarceration, is part of a devastating Pandemic in the black community.