Peoples' Justice at the Fathers Day March Against Stop & Frisk, 2012

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Peoples’ Justices for Community Control and Police Accountability (Peoples’ Justice) is a New York City coalition of grassroots organizations working in Black, Latino/a and Asian communities. It's member organizations are CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, the Justice Committee and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.
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Ramarley Graham's Mother Tells DOJ To Stop Dragging Its Feet

NEW YORK -- It's been nearly two years since the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it was reviewing the evidence in the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed black teen gunned down at his home in the Bronx in 2012 by NYPD Officer Richard Haste.

Cuomo Appoints A Special Prosecutor For New York Killings Involving Police!

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order Wednesday appointing a special prosecutor to handle cases involving civilians who die at the hands of police.

Demand Justice for Akai Gurley!

Date of Incident: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014

On November 20th, NYPD rookie Officer Peter Liang shot and killed Akai Gurley, an unarmed, Black, 28-year old father, while conducting a vertical patrol in the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York. Akai was with his girlfriend, who lives at the Pink Houses, and had just entered the stairwell to return to her apartment after akai had his hair done ata neighbor's place. They had done nothing at all wrong, Officer Liang simply fired into the stairwell from the floor above them, after hearing a noise in the stairwell.

Film: Cop Watch: Documenting use of police force in NYC


With cell phones and security cameras able capture our every move it seems like we are always being watched. The same goes for police: dash cams and body cameras record their daily interactions with the community. It’s something we are used to, but not the cops. 

“While the police department loves to videotape the rest of us, they don’t necessarily love being videotaped themselves,” said Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Demand Justice for Eric Garner!

Date of Incident: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Please join us in demanding justice, including a full and thorough investigation by the Department of Justice into the chokehold killing of this beloved family man and community member, begin the process of firing and prosecuting all of the officers involved in the police killing and call for an end to the dangerous and discriminatory “Broken Windows” policy.

Film: Guerrilla Theatre Skits on NYPD Broken Windows Policing


On Saturday, May 17th, 2014, community activists and young people led by Peoples' Justice for Community Control and Police Accountability and Picture The Homeless took to the subways of Harlem and the Bronx to perform guerrilla theater skits about discriminatory and abusive policing in NYC!

Demand Justice for Kyam Livingston!

Date of Incident: 
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Join Peoples' Justice member organization the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement in demanding justice for Kyam Livingston! To get the latest updates and learn how you can help, email: Justice4Kyam [at] gmail [dot] com.

Youth, Artists and Community Organizations Unveil New Mural about Police Accountability and Community Safety in the South Bronx

At unveiling celebration youth use art and music to demand an end to police violence and call on New Yorkers to unite to build strong, safe communities

Demand Justice for Ramarley Graham!

Date of Incident: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012
North Bronx: Ramarley Graham, an 18-year-old youth of Jamaican descent, was shot and killed by NYPD Officer Richard Haste in the bathroom of his home in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother. This occurred after NYPD officers followed Ramarley home and busted into the house without a warrant. Ramarley was unarmed.

News and Updates

American hypocrisy exposed: U.S. slammed on racism, police brutality and human rights violations

The Final Call

The U.S. was recently condemned by a United Nations body for human rights failures, particularly with regard to racism and police murders of Black men and boys. Activists, however, aren’t holding their breath waiting for the world super power to correct her wrongs.

America’s condemnation came via the Universal Periodic Review held every four years by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Each of the UN’s 193 member states are required to submit to a review of human rights obligations and commitments.

Why Do We Keep Ignoring All the Black Women Who Die from Police Brutality?

Rekia Boyd, 22, was shot in the back of her head when Dante Servin, an off-duty police officer, shot into a crowd five times on March 22, 2012 in Chicago. She died two days later.

Servin claimed Boyd’s friend Antonio Cross pulled out an object from his pocket and pointed it at him. Servin thought it was a gun, and claimed he feared for his life. The object was a cell phone. Servin was charged with involuntary manslaughter but was found not guilty last month.

That's What You Get for Filming the Police


One evening in September 2014, John Prince heard a scream through his window.

He went outside. On the sidewalk in front of his home, a first-floor apartment on Elmwood Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island, two male plainclothes police officers were aggressively questioning a pair of young women.

"The cops were being really rude," Prince said, "asking intimidating questions like, 'What's in your handbag?' and 'Where are you coming from?'"

Film: Inside the growing film-the-cops movement

Jackson Heights, Queens, NY -

Every night, a nationwide network of activists, known as Cop Watch patrols the streets, keeping a close eye on police.

Armed with cameras, the group films any police interactions they encounter. According to the organization Cop Block, there are over 200 of these small groups in almost every state. And they say their ranks are growing.

Peoples' Justice is a coalition of:

Malcolm X Grassroots MovementCAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
Justice Committee

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