The cop who shot and killed Ramarley Graham in the teen's grandmother's bathroom as he tried to flush a small amount of marijuana he was being chased over was indicted for manslaughter in the first and second degree this week. Though cops are rarely convicted in shootings, the DA is pressing forward, saying that the cop's "actions were neither reasonable or justified at that moment." The cop, Richard Haste, claims he thought Ramarley had a gun (the standard cop claim in a shooting), and his defense attorney points out it was the first time he shot his gun in four years. Whether or not Haste is convicted, the NYPD's aggressive drug war in poor neighborhoods in the Bronx and throughout the five boroughs is responsible for Ramarley's death as well. The NYPD has stopped and frisked young black males more times than there are young black males in the city, making these neighborhoods at the center of the drug war seem like literal war zones.