Mothers pushing for social justice feel snubbed by Cuomo

A group of New York mothers whose sons and relatives have lost their lives in police altercations says Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to meet

A group of New York mothers says it took off from work Friday to meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo to discuss police and social justice issues, but he cancelled their meeting for the second time.

A group of New York mothers says it took off from work Friday to meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo to discuss police and social justice issues, but he cancelled their meeting for the second time. (4/11/15)

THE BRONX - A group of New York mothers whose sons and relatives have lost their lives in police altercations says Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to meet with them to discuss their concerns - but he keeps cancelling their meetings.

"With us it's always a delay," says Constance Malcolm, whose son, Ramarley Graham, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a police officer in 2012. "And we don't know what it is, and I just feel like he's not taking us seriously and to be honest he's not taking black lives seriously."

Malcolm says she and others took off from work Friday to meet with Cuomo in Manhattan, but he canceled their meeting for the second time.

The mothers group would like to see Cuomo appoint a special prosecutor for cases involving suspected abuses of police power because local district attorneys may be reluctant to prosecute officers, Malcolm says.

The governor's office tells News 12 it is working to confirm a new date for the meeting.

Ramarley Graham would have been 22 years old on Sunday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets to find out 1 Word on the Street: Favorite U.S President
Police say Keith Wright was escorted out of 2 Bronx bishop faces assault charge
Surveillance video shows the man placing a $50 3 Man robbed while paying for meal at Burger King
Police have released a video that shows a 4 Video shows delivery man beat, robbed inside Bronx building
Police have released a video that shows a 5 Video shows suspects beat food delivery worker inside Bronx building

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE