Is it ok to riot after seeing images of police using batons to beat an unarmed man after stopping the driver on suspicion of drunken driving? Maybe it's ok to riot after seeing police using water cannons on peaceful protest for civil rights? Or perhaps it's ok to riot after hearing about a cop shooting a 16 year old teenager? Even if that teen pulled a gun on police officers?
That was the case when an orderly protest over the death of an armed 16-year-old turned into a riot in Brooklyn tonight after young people started lashing out at NYPD officers.
Between 60 and 100 rioters gathered around Church and Snyder Ave. in East Flatbush and threw bottles and other debris at police, witnesses said, following a vigil for Kimani Gray, 16, who was shot dead by two plainclothes officers over the weekend.
One person has been arrested, though no injuries have been reported.
They were lashing out at the NYPD, who they believe are responsible for the teen’s death.