• New York

    Gregory Chavis

    of New York, New York

    killed on October 9th, 2004

     

    The story of Gregory Chavis, as told by his mother, Danette Chavis on October 22nd, 2014, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression & the Criminalization of a Generation.

    Running time: 8 min, 36 sec

    In this video Danette discusses briefly her son's case and then gives her analysis as to why we need a nationwide movement against Police Brutality in America.

     

    Danette Chavis has been calling for National Action Against Police Brutality for several years with the knowledge that fighting for each individual case will not render justice; rather a nationwide collective awareness and effort will force the authorities to answer to the families who have lost loved ones to police violence, negligence and corruption. She has authored a petition asking for National Action Against Police Brutality. To sign the petition, please click here.

     

    filmed on October 22, 2014, Manhattan, NY.

     

    Kenny Lazo

    of Bay Shore, New York

    killed on April 12, 2008

     

    The story of Kenny Lazo, as told by his son's mother, Jennifer Gonzalez.

    Running time: 9 min, 52 sec

    Since Kenny's death, Jennifer has become a pillar in the Long Island community for residents who have experienced police violence. In 2010, Jennifer helped establish the Justice for Kenny Coalition, a Long Island-based anti-police brutality coalition that utilizes art and hip hop as a method to organize and raise awareness of the rampant police brutality locally and nationwide. Currently the Lazo family has a pending wrongful death civil lawsuit filed against Suffolk County Police Department.

     

    filmed in January, 2013, in Brentwood, New York.

     

    Nicholas Heyward, Jr.

    of Brooklyn, New York

    killed on September 27, 1994

     

    The story of Nicholas Heyward, Jr., as told by his father, Nicholas Heyward, Sr.

    Running time: 5 min, 17 sec

    Since Kenny's death, Jennifer has become a pillar in the Long Island community for residents who have experienced police violence. In 2010, Jennifer helped establish the Justice for Kenny Coalition, a Long Island-based anti-police brutality coalition that utilizes art and hip hop as a method to organize and raise awareness of the rampant police brutality locally and nationwide. Currently the Lazo family has a pending wrongful death civil lawsuit filed against Suffolk County Police Department.

     

    filmed in January, 2013, in Brentwood, New York.

     

    Briana Ojeda

    of Brooklyn, New York

    died August 27, 2010

     

    Michael and Carmen Ojeda, parents of Briana Ojeda, speak at a press conference held in Albany for the passing of Briana's Law.

     

    Running time: 4 min, 17 sec

    11-year old Briana Ojeda suffered an asthma attack on August 27th, 2010. Her mother, Carmen Ojeda was on her way with Briana to the hospital when she was apprehended by Officer Alfonso Mendez, who she pleaded for help for her daughter's condition. Not only did Mendez refuse to provide CPR, he proceeded to arrest her for a traffic violation. In the midst of this, little Briana passed away. Briana's Law - which is asking for police officers to receive continual CPR/First Aid training is a law that has just been approved locally, and now the family is pursuing state-wide legislation.

     

    Filmed on June 12, 2012 in Albany, New York.

     

    Delrawn Small

    of Brooklyn, New York

    killed on July 4th, 2016

     

    On July 6, 2016, the East New York community came together to mourn the death of Delrawn Small, who was shot and killed by NYPD officer Wayne Isaacs Sunday evening, July 4th, 2016, during a road rage encounter. Small was killed in front of his family.

     

    Running time: 11 min, 16 sec

    In this video families affected by police violence gathered at the vigil to support the Small family and share their outrage with the community.

     

    This is mainly uncut, raw footage of the family member speeches including Hertencia Petersen, Aunt of ‎Akai Gurley, Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner, Cynthia Howell, Niece of Alberta Spruill, and Victor Dempsey, Brother of Delrawn Small.

     

    Filmed on July 6, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York.

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