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
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952 1 year ago Jolaenna Arroyo NY
951 1 year ago Mark Bernard NY
950 1 year ago Anne Miller NY
949 1 year ago Janada Colbert NY
948 1 year ago sharon guadano NY This is appalling and sadly it is estimated that more than 20% of prisoners have mental illness. This is one of the issues that NAMI is working on. It is not only a black issue but a mental healt...
947 1 year ago Anonymous NY
946 1 year ago Lori O'Donnell - Torres NY
945 1 year ago Katherine Willard CO
944 1 year ago Sadie Moss Jones NY
943 1 year ago Birch Eversole IN
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931 1 year ago Lucas Milland NY
930 1 year ago Brad Duddy NY
929 1 year ago Kate Ryan NY
928 1 year ago Eli Mann 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.