Vigil for 16-year-old shot by police turns violent; Journalist live-tweets

http://twitter.com/#!/OrenNYDN/status/312011330448158721

Freelance journalist Danny Gold tonight live-tweeted a “vigil” for 16-year-old Kimani Gray, who was shot and killed by two police officers in East Flatbush, New York, Saturday. Police allege Gray pointed a .38 caliber pistol at them. Gray is reported to have had a criminal record including breaking into a car, possession of stolen property, grand larceny and rioting.

Two were reportedly injured and one arrested following a candlelight vigil Monday night, and a Rite Aid store was looted.

Tonight’s vigil was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. but quickly turned violent.

NYPD still has like 4 vans and a mobile command unit in front of that rite aid. BUT WHO WILL PROTECT WALGREENS?

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 13, 2013

At the vigil, young men screaming Fuck the police, Jumaane trying to calm the situation.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 13, 2013

Riot police out in force. twitter.com/DGisSERIOUS/st…

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 13, 2013

Agitation on both sides.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

@wilbotosterman 50 cops, couple hundred protesters, 25 journalists, 4,000 live streamers.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Ramarley Graham’s dad is hear speaking to reporters. Trial starts Tuesday.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

There’s literally one woman here riling up the crowd and agitating, hijacking the point of the vigil.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

She’s leading a bunch of 16 year olds on a march to the precinct. This won’t end well.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

The point of the vigil was for kimani’s mother to speak to the press. That doesn’t seem likely now.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

It’s on. Rampaging in the streets. Getting ugly

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Fights breaking out. Gates coming down on store.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Pushing shoving riot cops. Two scooters knocked over. Some tussling.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

My dude @rdevro just caught a mean shove

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Chopper out

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Nearly all those in the streets are teenagers.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

It’s a little chaotic but nothing too bad.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Couple of arrests just now.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Lotta res bandana and hoodies.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Headed to the precinct.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

“Where the bottles at, son.”

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Bricks are being thrown. Kids carrying cement. Cop car got smashed. Cop maced a few kids.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Cop window just smashed on 32nd and Snyder.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Kid just smashed a piece of cement to make it more easily thrown.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

With a splinter group on Snyder ave.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Back on church heading west. 60 kids in the street. No cops really here, I think they’re mostly at the precinct.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Calm now on church. NYPD strategy right now seems to be avoiding confrontation.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Chaos on 48th and church multiple arrests.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

twitter.com/DGisSERIOUS/st…

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

I count six arrest possibly more.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Talking to a 16 yr old girl who got maced.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

50 cops on church and 48th. No kids though right now.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Re earlier statements about bricks, don’t want it to be misinterpreted. Less than a handful thrown.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

New crowd coming east to 48th and Snyder.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Things are dying down right now b

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Aaaaand we are back at the vigil on 55th and church. About a hundred people.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Heard a reporter/activist got cut and had to go to the hospital for stitches.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Hearing from another reporter there were many arrests, bottles thrown about 30 minutes ago on Snyder 30 minutes ago.

— Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) March 14, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/13/vigil-for-16-year-old-shot-by-police-turns-violent-journalist-live-tweets/

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