Supporters Gather at Ramarley Graham's Home

A day after an officer was arraigned for the shooting death of Graham, supporters gathered at Graham's home

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    One day after the NYPD officer accused of gunning down an unarmed teen in the Bronx pleaded not guilty and was freed on bail, Ramarley Graham's family and their supporters marched through Harlem. They held a vigil in the young man's honor. Lori Bordonaro reports. (Published Friday, June 15, 2012)

    Supporters of the family of an unarmed 18-year old who was shot and killed by an NYPD officer in February gathered Thursday evening for a vigil outside their Bronx home.

    "It's very hard going to bed, waking up, eating. Whatever we do, we keep thinking about him," Ramarley Graham's father Franclot Graham said. "We go to the cemetery and we sit and we talk as if he was right beside us."

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    The vigil came a day after Officer Richard Haste, 31, was arraigned for the shooting death of Ramarley Graham, who was killed in the bathroom of his home on East 229th Street after police chased him inside.

    Haste, who pleaded not guilty, faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

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    Police at the time said officers witnessed a drug deal and pursued Graham, believing he had a gun, but no weapon was found.

    Before the vigil, the National Action Network's Tamika D. Mallory and the NAACP's Marvin Bing led a rally in Harlem, where organizers hoped to recruit marchers for a "silent march against stop & frisk" set to take place on Father's Day.

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