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Justice and Healing for Nyah's Family

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On June 28th, 2024 around 10 PM, officers of the Utica Police Department murdered my little 13 year old brother, Nyah Mway. Nyah had just graduated from 8th grade two days prior and was excited to start high school this Fall. Because of this tragedy, I will never get to see him grow up. Nyah leaves behind our mother, father, and 3 siblings.Our family moved to America nine years ago as refugees from Myanmar to find a better life safe from law enforcement killings and ethnic cleansing.

My brother was an outgoing kid who loved to be outside biking and playing with his friends and family. Our parents and grandparents did not flee war & corrupt military to be persecuted by American police.

My brother was returning home from an 8th grade graduation barbecue. He has never gotten in trouble with law enforcement before, he was a good kid. The UPD video cam, the witness testimonies, and stories they told my family don't add up, especially when they told my parents (who don't speak English at all) that there was a shoot out. We need answers. In the body cam, we could hear an officer saying, "Why did he shoot?"

Please help us raise funds for his funeral, legal expenses to seek justice, and family expenses including counseling. Every donation, big or small, helps us. Please share our story and support us. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.


Thoung Oo
Utica, NY

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