P.O.P. WILL HOST PROTEST AT THE FEDERAL BUILDING TODAY!
FOCUSING ON LOCAL POLICE BRUTALITY
SUPPORT FOR NEWARK CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD
Today, Monday, June 8th, the People’s Organization for Progress (P.O.P.) will host a rally at the Federal Building, 970 Broad Street Newark at 3pm.
It will be the organization’s second protest in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Last week, under the leadership of Lawrence Hamm, its founding chairman and now a serious candidate for the US Senate, P.O.P. led a protest of 12,000 people condemning the Floyd killing without incident.
This protest will also demand that the NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal reopen the case of Earl Faison, who was killed by Orange Police officers in April 1999.
The most timely demand is that the NJ Supreme Court should uphold the recent NJ Court of Appeals decision that reinstated the authority of Newark’s new Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, with full subpoena power, the capacity to hold independent investigations and its character driven character, can become a model of Civilian Oversight throughout the country!
Civilian Review Boards, as they are currently constructed, only have Advisory capacity on policy and discipline and have no real authority to hold police officers accountable.
This protest will mark the return of their Justice Monday protests.
In February 2016, P.O.P. launched weekly Monday protests in front of the Federal Building in Newark to bring attention to several cases of Police Brutality in New Jersey that merited Federal investigations. They were called Justice Monday protests and they went on for over 200 consecutive weeks.
With the advent of the Coronavirus Pandemic, those weekly rally was suspended indefinitely. Organizers intend to follow Social Distancing Guidelines with the Rally’s resumption.
For more information about the work of the People’s Organization for Progress, please call 973 801 0001...
THE PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS
PO BOX 22505
NEWARK, NJ 07101
973 801 0001
CONTACT: LAWRENCE HAMM
June 8, 2020