Monday: March & Rally to protest killing of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile & NJ men shot by police

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 10.21.07 AMThe People’s Organization For Progress (POP) will have a March and Rally to Protest the murders of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile by police & the murders of people in New Jersey by police: Abdul Kamal, Jerame Reid, Kashad Ashford & the police shooting of Radazz Hearns  – – on Monday July 11th 4:30pm beginning at the Martin Luther King Statue 465 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Newark, New Jersey. The statue is located next to Hall of Records near the corner of MLK Jr Blvd and Springfield Avenue. Participants will March to the Federal Building at 970 Broad street in Newark.

For more information call POP at (973)801-0001

Comments (3)

  1. CreedPogue

    Using the word “murder” which requires premeditation and intent is simply wrong considering the facts in many of these cases. It is abhorrent the morning after five officers are ambushed in Dallas.

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  2. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

    You’re going to have to take that up with the president of the United States. As he said, he is “constrained in commenting on the particular facts of these cases.” But he could not have been clearer in his meaning, saying we have a “serious problem” that doesn’t contradict respect for the vast majority of police officers. And in commending U.S. Justice Department opening up at least one civil rights investigation into the most recent deaths (wouldn’t be surprised to see a second opened up as well). And especially in noting these are “not isolated incidents.”

    That’s as far as a president can go. Ordinary people and organizers like Larry Hamm can go further, as he represents neighborhoods and cities where people feel hunted, and feel their children hunted by police.

    He also lives & works in a city where the goddamn U.S. Justice Department put the Newark Police Department under federal oversight, after finding that their law enforcement practices had a disparate impact on people of color.

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  3. CreedPogue

    Did the President use the word “murder” in connection with any of the New Jersey cases? YOU used the word “murder” which has a very specific meaning which may not comport with “the particular facts of these cases.” That was all I was trying to point out to you.

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