Police Brutality

Marchers protest fatal shooting by police New Brunswick Mayor Cahill is target of criticism by Bob Makin (Courier News)

Marchers protest fatal shooting by police New Brunswick Mayor Cahill is target of criticism by Bob Makin (Courier News)
October 22, 2011

About 200 protesters marched on Saturday in reaction to the Sept. 22 death of Barry Deloatch, the third victim of a fatal police shooting under Mayor James Cahill’s 22-year watch.

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POLICE MISCONDUCT? TELL YOUR STORY

POLICE MISCONDUCT?  TELL YOUR STORY
August 16, 2011

POLICE MISCONDUCT? TELL YOUR STORY This Thursday August 18, 2011 6:30 PM Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 West Kinney Street Newark, …Read the Rest

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Visit with Earl Williams commemorating the 12th Anniversary of his son, Earl Faison’s murder by Orange, NJ Police Officers

Visit with Earl Williams commemorating the 12th Anniversary of his son, Earl Faison’s murder by Orange, NJ Police Officers
April 11, 2011

On Monday, April 11, 2011 POP visited Mr. Earl Williams to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of the murder of his son Earl Faison by officers in the Orange, NJ Police Department, to bestow upon him the People’s Organization for Progress’ Lifetime Freedom Fighter Award, and to give him both a plant and a sweatshirt. In addition to POP members, his family was also present.

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Protests over deaths while in custody of New Jersey police departments

Protests over deaths while in custody of New Jersey police departments
August 29, 2009

Protests over deaths while in custody of New Jersey police departments

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Tens of thousands march against police killings

Tens of thousands march against police killings
December 23, 2006

On Dec. 15, a march sponsored by the People’s Organization for Progress was held in Newark, N.J., to demand justice for Warren Lee. Lee died on Oct. 12 while being beaten and arrested by Newark police. Other rallies were organized by the New Black Panther Party and the October 22nd Coalition.

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Activists demand that Earl Faison case be reopened by Shabazz, Saeed (New York Amsterdam News)

Activists demand that Earl Faison case be reopened by Shabazz, Saeed (New York Amsterdam News)
April 27, 2006

NEWARK-The Newark-based People’s Organization for Progress (POP) hand delivered a letter to New Jersey State Attorney General Zelima V. Farber on April 11, regarding re-opening the murder case of Earl Faison. It has been seven years since the aspiring rapper died at age 27 at the hands of five Orange, New Jersey police officers, who had arrested him as a suspect in the murder of a fellow police officer.

The U.S. Attorney said that Faison died in a “stairwell of torture” because he was brutalized out of the sight of those who were present in the Orange police station where they were holding him. Police officials stated in 1999 that Faison died of an asthma attack. While he remained handcuffed, Faison was beaten and pepper sprayed in his mouth and nose.

The POP letter to the attorney general stated that the case should be reopened because Taison lost more than his civil rights, he lost his life and someone must be held accountable for his death.” It also stated in the letter that if “the murder case of Emmett Till can be reopened after 50 years…then the case of Earl Faison can be reopened after seven years.”

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People vs. Police Terror Interview with Parents of Police Murder Victims

People vs. Police Terror Interview with Parents of Police Murder Victims
May 21, 2005

Fight Back! talked on May 8 with Elizabeth (Bonnie) Moore, whose son Rasheed, 26, was killed in January by Newark, NJ police officer Thomas Ruane (see Fight Back! March/April 2005.) Fight Back! also talked with Earl Williams, whose son Earl Faison was killed by Orange, NJ policemen in April of 1999. After a struggle of five years, led by the Faison’s family and by the People’s Organization for Progress, four cops were sentenced to terms of 33 months each for violations of the victim’s civil rights. One officer was sentenced to nine years.

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Activists want killer cops jailed by Saeed Shabazz (The Final Call)

Activists want killer cops jailed by Saeed Shabazz (The Final Call)
December 30, 2003

Protesters gathered on December 19, in front of the Peter Rodino Federal Building here to demand that the five Orange, New Jersey police officers convicted in December 2000 in the death of Earl Faison, 27, be sent to jail.

December 19 marks the third anniversary of the guilty verdicts in the Faison case. “It has been three years and the five officers found guilty in federal court of violating Mr. Faison’s civil rights have not been to jail or even sentenced for their crimes,” Larry Hamm, head of the Newark-based group Peoples Organization for Progress, told The Final Call. “We are out here today to call attention to the injustices facing Black people.”

Mr. Faison, an innocent Black man who was wrongly apprehended as a suspect in the murder of Orange police officer Joyce Anne Carnegie, died after being in police custody for 45 minutes on April 11, 1999.

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No Indictment for Officer In Death of Unarmed Driver (The NY Times)

December 22, 2001

”We’re outraged but not surprised, because that’s what happens when you have these local county investigations,” Mr. Hamm said.

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Verdict Brings Tears of Joy To Beating Victim’s Family (The NY Times)

December 20, 2000

”The truth came out,” said Ms. Williams, the stepmother of Earl Faison, the innocent man who died after being beaten and being squirted with pepper spray in police headquarters in Orange, N.J. ”You can’t hide the truth.”

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