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Petition to Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Andrew S. Gounardes

Hold NYPD Accountable for Brooklyn Physician

Greetings, A Brooklyn, NY Physician, lucky enough to have immigrated to USA at age 8 from the Arab Middle East. Assaulted by an older man in community who lied and had connections to NYPD. As a result,  I was abused and violated by NYPD several times. It took 14+ months to have all charges withdrawn by the Brooklyn ADA with the help of the Honorable Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn District Attorney. The NYC Comptroller's Office was served with multiple Notices of Intent to sue in civil court, 4 of which were acknowledged and accepted, 1 was fully ignored. This very likely caused the Prosecution to drag on the case for so long, never once ready to proceed with trial. Naturally, proceeding with the actual civil claims vs NYPD would have been ill advised unless my name was first cleared. Finally, I was fully exonerated after many ADA requests for adjournments and a violation of my right to a speedy trial. Unfortunately, this occurred only after I was stabbed  by the man who initiated this legal mess in 10/14/2017. He was arrested minutes after his 2nd assault, and I was directed by the 62nd PCT to drop by to have photographic documentation of my numerous penetrating injuries and lacerations. On 8/31/2018, as I was speaking to the officers that earlier aided me and arrested the man who stabbed me, an officer I'd never before met, loudly and aggressively instigated an incident that resulted in 14 officers heartlessly assailing my already injured body. I have audio recorded from the profane verbal assault and command to exit the precinct (legal to record audio in precinct, but not video). Also in my possession is  clear video and audio evidence of the officers, including the ones who had arrested the man who stabbed me, cuffing me in precinct, and hoisting me above their heads. They proceeded to take me outside, where I was slammed from 6 feet onto the hard concrete, face first. At this point, my left eye was brutally kicked with steel toe boots, fracturing my eye socket. The evidence unequivocally shows 14 uniformed officers stomp, kick, knee, punch, tase, verbally hurl racial and sexual slurs at me. One "fine officer" recommends, " Just choke him out, he's too strong." They tried but failed to do so. This ordeal lasted 6 minutes 32 seconds, and I haven't bothered counting the number of blows that rained upon me. I was falsely arrested, and I can be heard screaming, why did you do this, "what probable cause?" I struggled but managed to clearly speak,  with mucous and blood in my mouth, nose, and sinuses. No answer from the cops who committed an assault so brutal, 3rd time, that the stabbing paled in severity. Nevertheless, I was arrested and charged with poorly thought out charges, such as "trespassing in my PCT," "making loud noise (as I screamed in protest of being beaten nearly into unconsciousness); "Resisting arrest," which was a clear lie, since I allowed the marauding officer to cuff me and with the aid of his accomplices, forcefully take me out of the precinct. Thankfully, the Honorable Judge vociferously criticized the ADA's inability to move to trial in a 14 month period. Finally, all charges from the first 4 arrests were dismissed by the Judge. Sternly, the very Honorable Judge, warned the prosecution sternly, "to either produce some witnesses and evidence," or withdraw charges. With reservation, he granted one last adjournment. At the next court appearance, the prosecutor quickly withdrew all remaining charges against me, and I was exonerated. This meant that my Physician Licensure would be safe from permanent revocation. At this stage, I submitted another Notice of Intent to Sue due to the thrashing and clear civil rights violations and violation of due process, stemming from 8/31/2018. The Comptroller's office initially accepted my claim as valid and informed me via USPS Certified mail. Five days later, I received a "Letter of Disallowance" for the same claim. The Comptroller's Office stated that the 30 day period allowed for serving the notice had elapsed. Further stated was that the preceding l acceptance of my claim was errant. I tried several times via certified USPS mail to explain the legal basis of my request to extend any of the time constraints that were alleged to have elapsed. I was ignored twice, until finally serving the same formal request plus copies of all my past claim receipts via Certified USPS Mail, with a signature of receipt and a guarantee of delivery. Now, the Comptroller's Office responded, addressing only the last claim, and answering in the same, unsatisfactory manner as before, never providing a true legal explanation. Further, they fully failed to address the earlier cases, explicitly enumerated in my letter. In that letter, I included contact information for FBI Agents in Criminal Division, who had taken a formal statement in person, lasting nearly 4 hours, and numerous telephone calls. I also made it clear that in the spirit of Justice, I would be seeking remedy in Federal Court, if I could not simply be heard in my day of court. Today, I remain unemployed due to a documented and likely permanent neurologic injury resulting from the very first arrest on 10/14/17 (complete loss of sensation in both arms, hands, and shoulders). I also have numerous fractured bones in my hands, which were stomped on by the 62ND PCT in August 2018. My civil rights have been violated several times, as well as the right of due process, and speedy trial rights. I will never be intimidated and ignored into quiet passivity. I would be a traitor to my fellow Americans, specifically my fellow  New Yorkers. Finally, I wish to sincerely thank the many fine people who supported my campaign for justice, whether it was by signing this petition or providing free legal assistance. I will not let you down. This change.org petition will be shared NYC Mayor, NYC Comptroller, NYS Senator Gounardes,  and NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The first  several pages of signatures will be attached. Demand Justice for Dr. Nabil Abdulghani. @AbdulghaniMD @BrooklynDA @NYCLU @DOJ @NYCComptroller @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCMayor @ACLU @NYULAW @CIVILRIGHTS Truly Yours,   JULY 30, 2019 Nabil Abdulghani, MD na388@nyu.edu

Nabil Abdulghani, MD
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Petition to United Nations World Organization Against Torture, Tennessee Governor, President of the United States, Tennessee State Senate, Tennessee State House, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Glenn A. Fine, Kristina Borror, Nisha Whitehead, Niels Melzer, Anthony Romero, Robert Moossy, Acting Chief (United States DOJ Civil Rights Division)

STOP FALSE DIAGNOSES LEADING TO FORCED PSYCHIATRIC DETAINMENT TO COVER ILLEGAL HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AND MILITARY TRAINING RESULTING IN TORTURE

STOP FALSE DIAGNOSES LEADING TO FORCED PSYCHIATRIC DETAINMENT TO COVER ILLEGAL HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AND MILITARY TRAINING RESULTING IN TORTURE This Petition is to ask Congress to immediately implement legislation to stop the fraudulent diagnosis and detention of involuntary human research subjects as mentally ill without proper validation as set forth by individual State policies and procedure. Victims may also be used as non-consensual human research subjects of military training. In a 2013 report of the United Nations it was said that forced psychiatric treatment IS torture.  These false and forced institutionalizations based on fraudulent diagnoses are being used to isolate, silence and ruin the credibility of (as former Congressman Kucinich stated, “high-valued targets”), victims.  These diagnoses create doubt of the victim’s statements of abuses by these many technologies.   Such false and invalid diagnoses are also used to ‘cloak’ non-consensual human experimentation testing and evaluation of various technologies, and other crimes against humanity.  Former Ohio Senator John Glenn introduced the Human Research Protection Act to Congress in January 1997 (S.196).  Former Senator Glenn’s speech as reported in the Congressional Record is shown below.  Former President William Clinton issued Executive Order 12975 October 3, 1995 to regulate research on human subjects named Protection of Human Research Subjects and Creation of National Bioethics Advisory Commission.  A memorandum was issued March 27, 1997 by President Clinton strengthening the protection of use of human subjects in military “Classified” research.  Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich introduced the Space Preservation Act in October 2001 (HR 1977), asking Congress to ban the use of military space weapons in the United States which included psychotronic weapons.  (http://www.fas.org/sgp/congress/2001/hr2977.html) Patents for military technology have been identified as the cause of many claims of psychological and emotional harassment.  Thousands of people in the United States of America are reporting to be targets of the military (during their many training missions) and targets of government research and contractors of remote neural monitoring and behavior influence technology via the use of Directed Energy Weapons and electronic harassment.  A significant percentage of these people have been forcefully admitted to mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals as a result of filing complaints of such harassment.  False diagnoses have been used to label the victim with schizophrenia and/or delusional disorders.  Depression is another diagnosis usual to this type of psychological and physical mistreatment of humans which fits the description of torture. Some of the victims have found that their mothers were also victimized by some psychological symptoms that can now be attributed to the use of this technology on them.  (Note: Few victims have reported that their fathers were ever hospitalized or treated for any type of mental illness due to this harassment which validates that 75%+ of those targeted are women.) Many sources of testing, including MRI, fMRI, CT-Scan, EEG and testing the chemistry of the blood, is available today to aid in the identification of a specific mental illness and to rule out diseases of the brain.  Yet, most of these victims will tell you that a stigmatizing diagnosis of mental illness was made after just a verbal conversation with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other medical professional.  Sometimes this would have been just a Crisis Team representative at a hospital Emergency Room or by a mental health center intake worker. Most victims of mental health misdiagnosis have been implanted without their permission which is alluded to in Senator Glenn's bill.  (https://www.congress.gov/105/bills/s193/BILLS-105s193is.pdf This implantation allows for further violation of a person’s human rights by allowing them to be persecuted by electronic means.  Psychotronic is defined as the use of electronics to affect the brain and the mind.   Thus, behavior of a targeted victim can be influenced to mimic a mental illness allowing for these false diagnoses even when the medical professional knows about the victimization of the patient. In a report by the Physicians for Human Rights, Broken Laws, Broken Lives, it is known that torture produces short-term and long-term psychological damage.  The problem comes when law enforcement, physicians and the mental health community do not want to admit that a victim is suffering the effects of torture rather than a real mental illness.   To read more about torture and its effects go to: www.prcsd.org/pdf's/BrokenLaws_14.pdf and http://thejusticecampaign.org/?page_id=273 The 2008 Special Rapporteur report names forced psychiatric interventions (such as psychosurgery, electroshock and administration of mind-altering drugs including neuroleptics) among practices that may constitute torture or ill treatment. Other medical practices that may constitute torture or ill treatment are restraint and seclusion, forced abortion or sterilization and involuntary commitment to psychiatric institutions. The medical context itself is one where “serious violations and discrimination against persons with disabilities may be masked as ‘good intentions’ on the part of health care professionals.” To read more see: http://www.narpa.org/UN-forced%20treatment%20is%20torture.htm In a report released February 1 and March 4, 2013, this same organisation reports that forced involuntary confinement in a psychiatric facility IS torture. This statement was made by Mr. Juan E. Mendez in a Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council, March 4, 2013 in Geneva. The entire report, in PDF, can be downloaded at www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/SRTorture/StatementHRC16... In 1994 Former Army Intelligence Officer Julianne McKinney wrote Senator Glenn about the use of this technology on unwitting citizens in these States of America.  In 2005, Lynn Surgalla, Past Vice-President of the United States Psychotronic Association wrote a letter to the court on behalf of these citizens assuring the court that these weapons a.k.a. Psychotronic Weapons, are being used by criminal elements in our own government as weapons for “Slow Kill” torture-interrogation by war criminals worldwide.” Ms. McKinney, Director of Electronic Surveillance Project Association of National Security Alumni wrote an article entitled Microwave Harassment and Mind-Control Experimentation (December 1992).  One paragraph of this report reads, “A matter of interest to us is why WRAIR (author’s note-Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) should be experimenting with auditory effects of pulsed microwave audiograms. Also, recent statements by an Army psychiatrist assigned to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) suggest that WRAIR may be experimenting upon select psychiatric inpatients with microwaves. This, too, is a matter to us.”  Further down in this report Ms. McKinney states, “That psychiatric facility is in a State where a disproportionate number of complaints of electronic harassment are beginning to surface. It is also within range of a U.S. Air Force base which houses a "super secret" research facility. We are currently looking into information that spouses and children of persons employed on that USAF base may be the targets of involuntary experimentation involving direct-energy weapons technologies.”   20 years after Ms. McKinney’s report and almost that long since she began to voice concerns to Congress and the President, even more complaints are being documented by physicians, in hospital emergency rooms, mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals as cases of mental illness. These diagnoses are being made without the proper test to rule out the validity of the complaint. The author of this petition had a personal conversation with a Captain employee at Walter Reed Army Hospital who made the statement to me, “he does not have to be near you to do this to you.”  This statement was made in reference to the use of this at-a-distance technology.  A retired Navy Communications Engineer also validates the use of microwave voice-to-skull (auditory effects) as does the Army Intelligence and Security Division of Fort George Meade, MD in unclassified documents.  The very existence of this technology that can be used to make a person seem to be hallucinating or delusional makes room for such misdiagnosis and stereotyping. These people are innocent, unwitting victims of government experimentation or vicious use of psychotronic technology by military, government contractors, or other international criminals. Join me in petitioning Congress to launch an investigation and issue legislative instructions for the Department of Health and Human Services, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association and all affiliates to not be allowed to make mental illness diagnosis or hold a person in a mental health facility without the appropriate testing to properly diagnose such an illness.  Also, those in the medical or mental health professional who knowingly make false diagnosis to get a court to involuntarily commit a victim of non-consensual human experimentation should also be addressed and laws instituted to allow for the charges to be made against that healthcare professional and organization. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD January 22, 1997  (Page S645) Human Research Subject Protection Act Mr. GLENN. Madam President, I rise today to introduce the Human Research Subject Protection Act of 1997. I send the bill to the desk. Mr. GLENN. Madam President, if I approached any Senator here and I said, 'You did not know it, but the last time they went to the doctor or went to the hospital, your wife or your husband or your daughter or your son became the subject of a medical experiment that they were not even told about. They were given medicine, they were given pills, they were given radiation, they were given something and were not even told about this, were not even informed about it, yet they are under some experimental research that might possibly do them harm - maybe some good will come out of it, but maybe it will do them harm also - but they do not know about it,' people would laugh at that and say that is ridiculous. That cannot possibly happen in this country. Yet, that very situation is what this piece of legislation is supposed to address. .................................................. These tragic incidents I have mentioned have resulted in changes in the way human research subjects are treated. I don't want to misrepresent this, because there is a very elaborate system of protections that have developed over the years. Unfortunately, though, this system does have some gaps and, if enacted, I believe this legislation will close those gaps. ...[end excerpt] for the entire bill go to: http://www.icomw.org/documents/glenn.pdf   ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Lynn A. Surgalla, Former Vice-President United States Psychotronics Association P.O. Box 2 Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750 6/20/05  To the Court:  As Former Vice-President of the United States Psychotronics Association, I assure the Court that the illegal testing, development and use of Psychotronic, Microwave, Laser and other forms of Electromagnetic Directed Energy Weaponry is a matter of grace concern to both the US and International Communities. These weapons are ALL potentially LETHAL, although sublethal injuries may also be inflicted as with the use of any other lethal weapon such as gun, knife or chemical poison.  Assault and Battery and/or torture/murder with any form of Directed Energy Weapon IS Assault and Battery and/or torture/murder with a LETHAL WEAPON.  Despite claims to the contrary by criminal elements in our own government, there is NO SUCH THING as a NONLETHAL WEAPON (even those currently in vogue for “Slow Kill” torture-interrogation by war criminals worldwide).  In 2001, HR2977, The Space Preservation Act (2001) was introduced into Congress to BAN ALL Directed Energy Weapons.  Its passage has thusfar been blocked.  In 2002, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) formally listed a NEW CATEGORY of WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION (Psychotronic Mind Control and other Electromagnetic Resonance Weapons) in their 2002 Media Guide to Disarmament.  In 2003, the State of Michigan passed into Law House Bills 4513 and 4514 BANNING the use of ALL FORMS of ELECTROMAGNETIC WEAPONS against Human Beings in the State of Michigan.  In 1999, the European Union Parliament passed Resolution A4-005/1999 Section 27 which “Calls for an International Convention introducing a GLOBAL BAN on all developments and deployments of weapons which might enable any forms of manipulation of Human Beings.” (PSYCHOTRONIC WEAPONS)  Ms. Millicent Black’s claim of being assaulted with some form of DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON is to be taken very seriously.  If the criminal assailants are found to be law enforcement personnel or government employees, then the crime is an EVEN MORE SERIOUS OFFENSE with grave political implications.  If the crime is found to be racially or religiously-motivated torture-assault, then the bias-crime laws also apply.  I assure you that similar cases of assault-torture-murder with these weapons are being addressed all over the world.  Please give this matter your closest attention.  The INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY is deeply interested in the outcome and concerned that justice be served in all cases of Directed Energy Weapons assault.  Attached to this letter is a copy of my resume and relevant pages from HR2977 which lists the forms of Electromagnetic Directed Energy Weaponry currently in use.  Sincerely,  (signature on file) Lynn A. Surgalla, Former Vice-President,  United States Psychotronics Association ---------------------------------------------------- To see the entire bill go to:http://www.fas.org/sgp/congress/2001/hr2977.html 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2977 To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 2, 2001 Mr. KUCINICH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned SEC. 7. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) The term `space' means all space extending upward from an altitude greater than 60 kilometers above the surface of the earth and any celestial body in such space. (2)(A) The terms `weapon' and `weapons system' mean a device capable of any of the following: (i) Damaging or destroying an object (whether in outer space, in the atmosphere, or on earth) by-- (I) firing one or more projectiles to collide with that object; (II) detonating one or more explosive devices in close proximity to that object; (III) directing a source of energy (including molecular or atomic energy, subatomic particle beams, electromagnetic radiation, plasma, or extremely low frequency (ELF) or ultra low frequency (ULF) energy radiation) against that object; or (IV) any other unacknowledged or as yet undeveloped means. (ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a person (or the biological life, bodily health, mental health, or physical and economic well-being of a person)-- (I) through the use of any of the means described in clause (i) or subparagraph (B); (II) through the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood management, or mind control of such persons or populations; or (III) by expelling chemical or biological agents in the vicinity of a person. (B) Such terms include exotic weapons systems such as-- (i) electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons; (ii) chemtrails; (iii) high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems; (iv) plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons; (v) laser weapons systems; (vi) strategic, theater, tactical, or extraterrestrial weapons; and (vii) chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons. (C) The term `exotic weapons systems' includes weapons designed to damage space or natural ecosystems (such as the ionosphere and upper atmosphere) or climate, weather, and tectonic systems with the purpose of inducing damage or destruction upon a target population or region on earth or in space.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------- For additional Information you can go to: The EveryDay Concerned Citizen by Ramola D: https://everydayconcerned.net/author/ramolad/ Galina Kurdina: http://www.change.org/petitions/member-of-congress-investigate-misuse-of-psychotronic-mind-control-weapons 100 Patents http://www.rexresearch.com/sublimin/sublimin.htm Informed Consent by International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry (before you take psychiatric drugs) http://psychrights.org/index.htm Pleaase visit my GoFundMe account at: https://www.gofundme.com/healthcare-expenses-surgery-fund  ----------------------------------------------------------------  MICROWAVE BIOEFFECT CONGRUENCE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA “Microwave-Induced Changes to the Primate Eye” Johns Hopkins Applied Physics ... MICROWAVE BIOEFFECT CONGRUENCE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA Author: John McMurtrey www.slavery.org.uk/​MicrowaveCongruenceSchiz.doc --------------------------------------------------------------------- NIH Inner Voice, Target Tracking, and Behavioral Influence Technologies. John J. McMurtrey, M. S., Copyright 2003, 6 Apr. 2005. www.slavery.org.uk/​InnerVoiceTargTrackBehavInflu.doc ------------------------------------------------------------------ REMOTE BEHAVIORAL INFLUENCE TECHNOLOGY EVIDENCE by John McMurtrey, 23 Dec. 2003, The first American to publish on the microwave hearing effect www.freedomfchs.com/remotebehaviorlinftch.pdf​  

Dr. Millicent Black
2,317 supporters
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Petition to Mattew G. Whitaker, Donald Trump, Chief of Police Michael R. Moore, Jonathan Lucas, M.D, Sarah Isgur Flores, District Attorney Jackie Lacey, President of the United States

Marilyn Monroe deserves to have her death certificate changed!

I am a private investigator conducting an investigation into the true facts surrounding the death of Marilyn Monroe. My objective is to petition the correction of Marilyn's death certificate and requesting that the Attorney General opened a criminal investigation surrounding her death. There was really never an investigation  I have always believed Marilyn Monroe was murdered along with most of the people in this world. If you look at all of the stories, books, testimonies, and even evidence then there is no reason that Marilyn Monroe’s death certificate should not be changed from probable suicide to murder. If not that, then at least accidental death. I feel that there should be a correction on Marilyn's death certificate and I am requesting that the Attorney General open the criminal investigation surrounding her death. There are two people alive who have never asked to give a statement for an investigation but were present when Marilyn Monroe took her last breath, and that is LAPD Sgt. Marvin D. Iannone who was later promoted to Chief of the Beverly Hills Police Department. And, Pat Newcomb. After the funeral, Pat Newcomb flew to the Kennedy compound at Hyannisport, Massachusetts. After that, Newcomb left the country and remained away for six months. During this period from August 1962 to February 1963, she visited Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Denmark, and Switzerland. When she returned to this country she was put on the"government payroll as an information specialist (motion pictures) for the U.S. Information Agency, 1776 Penn. Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. Don’t you think this is a little interesting? I do! Time is running out since Ms. Pat Newcomb is 88 years old and Mr. Iannone is 83 years old. Please help by making things right. It’s time for Marilyn Monroe to have her death cleared once and for all. And, for those who took part in her death to be criminally responsible for aiding and abetting in the death of Marilyn Monroe.is they are not alive.   Marvin Iannone dismissed the other officers from the scene the day Marilyn Monroe was found dead. Iannone was seen by several witnesses talking to Peter Lawford and assisting Lawford while cleaning up the cottage where the actual death took place. Iannone had been known to take care of Bobby Kennedy whenever Bobby came into town. How can we allow a man who pledged to protect and serve get away with actually taking part in a possible murder and/or more? The one thing that has never changed in over 53 years is the people involved, the time frame of events and the real manner of death. Marilyn deserves this change.   

Ariel Investigations
724 supporters
Started 2 days ago

Petition to Brooklyn Community Board #3 and New York City Council (District 36)

Never Forget Yusuf Hawkins - Street Naming

On the evening of Wednesday August 23rd, 1989, the life of a 16-year-old boy was extinguished in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.  The boy's name is Yusuf Kirriem Hawkins and though Brooklyn was Yusuf's home, Bensonhurst was a largely Italian-American working class community in a turbulent time. Such neighborhoods were generally thought of as "off limits" to boys that looked like him, and outsiders in general. Yusuf and his friends didn't know this. They rightfully assumed they could ride their bikes, take the bus, take the train, or just take a walk anywhere. So on August 23rd, 1989, they innocently did just that.  Troy, one of Yusuf's friends saw an ad for a used car in the area; and so Troy, Claude, Luther and Yusuf went to look at it. They left his grandmother's East New York home in the early evening.  Three of the boys made it back home that night.  All except Yusuf Kirriem Hawkins, for he had been shot through in the heart.    After over two dozen demonstrations in the borough (mostly in Bensonhurst), Yusuf Hawkins tragically, became a household name for years to come. Yusuf  lived in Bedford Stuyvesant at the time of his murder.  Shortly thereafter, the legendary Lenora Fulani commissioned the children of the All Stars Project to paint a mural in Bed Stuy in Yusuf's memory as well as the memory of other fallen.  Decades later, as this mural (on Verona Place and Fulton Street) faded, contemporary artist Gabriel Specter painted a larger portrait of Yusuf in the same spot. In 2016, he returned, this time creating two identical portraits. It is a landmark in our community and has been since those familiarly dark times.   The tragedy of Yusuf Hawkins is an immutable part of Brooklyn's story. Not only did the news of his death rock the world, but so did the subsequent trials, and many marches through Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in the name of justice. His story was inspiration for songs & films; from Chubb Rock's "Treat'Em Right" to Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever". Yusuf's story will also be told via the authorized documentary, Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (Directed by Muta'Ali); a film that came to one of Yusuf's friends, Charles Darby, in a dream. We, the filmmakers, in unity with the mighty Hawkins Family & friends humbly ask you to support our dream of Co-Naming Verona Place & Fulton Street-       YUSUF KIRRIEM HAWKINS WAY. At a recent meeting of Brooklyn Community Board No 3, it was suggested that we gather and present special letters of support. Said support would be taken into consideration when voting and recommending the Co-Naming to Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  So, beyond us needing signatures from 75% of Verona Place's residents... we need YOU.  Sincerely, Victorious De Costa #StormOverBrooklyn #YusufHawkins 

Yusuf Hawkins
283 supporters