On Monday, July 10th, the People’s Organization for Progress (P.O.P.) will host their 77th consecutive Justice Monday protest to demand federal intervention into NJ’s four police brutality cases crying out for justice-The cases of Abdul Kamal, Kashad Ashford, Jerome Reid and Radazz Hearns.
The rally will take place at the Federal Building, 970 Broad Street Newark at 5pm.
This Monday’s rally will also be in solidarity with the protest surrounding the recent police killing of Charleena Lyles, who was just gunned down in Seattle in front of her children after she called the police fearing she was being burglarized!
The rally will also condemn the new bill proposed by the NJ State Assembly to mandate that public schools bring in the police to ‘teach’ students how to interact with the police. It is Assembly Bill 1114-sponsored by Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver.
Critics are angered at how the bill was presented and rushed through the Assembly with no opportunity for a public dialogue at time when police relations with people of color are under intense scrutiny all over the country!
The Justice Monday protests began on February 1st, 2016 to mark the anniversary of the launching of the epic ‘Sit-in Movement,’ the dramatic civil disobedience campaign that marked the emergence of the student movement wing of the Civil Rights Movement