Funeral services were held on Saturday for Ramarley Graham, the unarmed 16-year-old shot and killed by police in his home earlier this month.
There was a large turnout for his funeral, including many of his extended family who flew in from Jamaica for the service. The crowd expressed a lot of anger at this killing of an unarmed neighborhood resident.
One speaker referred to the NYPD as beasts. Mourners also stopped the procession in front of the local police precinct to honk at length--some claimed they saw police laughing at them.
NY1 reports that elected officials and community leaders say they will now organize civil disobedience and perhaps mass arrests, as they did in response to the Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell police shooting cases.