Tell DA Bill Grady to hold the #BeatUpSquad accountable!


  • Samuel Harrell, a black prisoner diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was beaten to death by up to 20 corrections officers at Beacon’s Fishkill Correctional Facility on April 21, 2015. Officers spewed racial slurs as they brutalized him and threw him a down a flight of stairs.

  • This is kind of heinous prison brutality is rampant throughout New York State and often goes unaddressed.

  • On August 27th, members of the community stood/protested outside of Dutchess County District Attorney Bill Grady’s office and demanded that he file homicide charges against all officers involved in Samuel Harrell’s death.

  • He still hasn't acted so let's keep the pressure on because #BlackPrisonersMatter! #StandWithSam!

This petition has a goal of 1000 signatures
1-25 of 977 signatures
Number Date Name Location
977 9 months ago Janayah Abdulkhabir NY
976 12 months ago Theresa Williams NY
975 12 months ago Penelope Weinberg NY
974 1 year ago Amy Trompetter NY
973 1 year ago Andi Novick NY
972 1 year ago Anonymous NY
971 1 year ago Anonymous OH
970 1 year ago aNGELA uSOBIAGA NY This is deplorable.
969 1 year ago Amy Bruce NY
968 1 year ago Anonymous NY Fallon wise
967 1 year ago Anonymous IL This soo sad it not enough they already n jail please stop this behavior
966 1 year ago Anonymous NY
965 1 year ago Jacqueline Knoeppel NY
964 1 year ago Holly Deakyne NY Please follow the message on your own site: "My staff and I are committed to insuring that offenders are held accountable for their criminal conduct. We are also committed to assuring that the voic...
963 1 year ago Irven James NY
962 1 year ago willodean martin VA
961 1 year ago Bonita Morgan NY
960 2 years ago Lisa Drapkin NY
959 2.1 years ago Erika Bonaventure NY
958 2.1 years ago Anika Adilifu NY
957 2.1 years ago Brent Spodek NY
956 2.1 years ago Pam Krimsky NY Prison sentences are not supposed to be death sentences. Hold Your employees accountable.
955 2.1 years ago Shirley Thomason NY
954 2.1 years ago Anne Bloomfield NY
953 2.1 years ago Malcolm Grant NY
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This petition was created by Samuel Harrell's sister Cerissa Harrell, widow Diane Harrell, and the Hudson Valley Black Lives Matter Coaltion.