Protesters gather in New York City after Delrawn Small verdict
After the acquittal of the off-duty police officer who killed New York resident Delrawn Small, protesters gathered in Union Square in New York City.
Thursday evening (Nov. 9), the family of Delrawn Small gathered in New York City’s Union Square to protest the acquittal of his killer, undercover police officer Wayne Isaacs.
REVOLT’s Krystal Vega spoke with those in attendance, with the majority of the crowd feeling both passionate about preserving Small’s memory and fighting the reality that the officer would go free.
Small’s family arrived on the scene, addressing the crowd with words that were both meaningful and strong, calling on others to join efforts toward social justice and legislative reform.
With many in agreement that the system is designed to fail people of color, rather than serve and protect, Thursday’s protest echoed that of so many that have been organized prior across the U.S. As pointed out by Vega, a handful of folks in attendance asserted that the system needs to be completely demolished and rebuilt.
To see REVOLT’s exclusive reporting from Thursday night’s protest of the Delrawn Small verdict, please see the video above.