Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Press Conference and Rally for Justice for Radazz Hearns, Wednesday September 30, 8:30 AM #‎WhyTheyShootMe‬ ‪#‎RadazzHearns‬

Preliminary Announcement:

Wednesday September 30, 8:30 AM

Outside a “Community Policing Forum” co-hosted by the US Justice Department and the NJ Attorney General’s Office

At the Trenton War Memorial
1 Memorial Dr, Trenton, NJ 08608

Sponsored the United Mercer Interfaith Organization (UMIO) Radazz Hearns Task Force

14 year old Radazz Hearns was shot at at least 18 times, hit 7 times and severely wounded on August 7, by two yet to be named police  participants in a joint agency task force with at least one of the shooters being a member of NJ State Police.

The police incredibly and conveniently claim to have found a gun – 12 hours after the incident – under a government vehicle that was not even on the scene when the incident occurred and was brought to the scene to provide lighting to assist the “investigation” of the scene.

Radazz Hearns faces serious juvenile charges mostly surrounding the supposedly discovered weapon – as of yet there are no police claims that there is even any at all physical evidence linking the victimized child to the “found” weapon.

Adding insult to grave injury – unnamed police personnel have leaked private juvenile records of Radazz Hearns which have been widely reported, especially in the local paper The Trentonian.

On September 30, the task force calls upon all justice seeking people from Trenton, the surrounding area and beyond to come stand up and join in the press conference, picketing and leafleting starting at 8:30 am.

The demands of the Task Force are as follows:

Immediate dropping of all charges against Radazz Hearns

Prosecution of the responsible parties for the leaking to the press of legally protected juvenile records

Formation of an independent civilian police review board modeled on the one recently implemented by Newark, NJ

This event provides the potential to send a clear message directly to the US Justice Department and to the Attorney General that has pressed the charges on Radazz Hearns as they meet inside for a day long event with discussions on community relations for police.  

In addition to the press conference, participants plan to picket with signs that state their demands and hand out a fact sheet to those going into the policing conference and other passers by.  This is an ideal opportunity to unite various communities that are part of efforts for justice, the Black Lives Matter movement, the organizations working to Decarcerate the Garden State and all who want to send a clear message to the top levels of the criminal justice system that will be assembled inside the War Memorial Building.

Stay tuned for more details as they are announced and in the meantime, please circulate this notice widely.

For more information, contact:

Here is a skeptical report on the police version of the incident:

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