Author: Lichi D'Amelio

LICHI D’AMELIO is a New York-based activist who works with Ramarley’s Call, as well as with the International Socialist Organization.

"Who Do You Protect, Who Do You Serve?": The Struggle Against Police Brutality in New York

In the first days of October, NYPD Officer Kenneth Boss had his gun returned to him by Commissioner Ray Kelly after 13 years. Boss was one of four officers charged with the 1999 murder of 23-year-old Amadou Diallo. Diallo died in the vestibule of his apartment building in the Soundview section of the Bronx in a hail of 41 police bullets, 19 of which penetrated his body. Boss’s weapon was found to have fired 5 rounds.