On Thursday 8/27/15, over 150 people blockaded the Dutchess County District Attorney’s office to demand justice for Samuel Harrell, a black man murdered at Fishkill Correctional facility. As a community we also shut down a major intersection in Poughkeepsie, leading to national attention to Sam’s case. Later in the day of that action, the office of US Attorney for the Southern District announced they would be joining the case. The involved officers are still under investigation.
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