Please attend. Every Monday (until further notice), but especially this coming Monday, August 29 4:30pm - ?? - POP IS CALLING FOR 100 PARTICIPANTS TO PROTEST THE NO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECISION NOT TO PROSECUTE THE POLICE THAT KILLED JERAME REID!
2016, 4:30pm, U.S. Attorney's Office, Rodino Federal Building, 970 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey the People's Organization For Progress (POP) will have a "Justice Monday" Rally to demand federal probes into the police shootings of Abdul Kamal, Kashad Ashford, Jerame Reid, and Radazz Hearns. This is the seventeenth of the Justice Mondays protests. The purpose of these demonstrations is to demand that the officers that killed Kamal, Ashford, and Reid, and those who shot Hearns be held accountable for their deaths. And to demand that the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, Paul J. Fishman, start official investigations into their deaths and bring civil rights charges against those officers that killed them. We also demand that the State Attorney General immediately begin an investigation into the murder of Earl Faison in Orange, NJ. These demonstrations will take place every Monday and they will be on-going. Please wear your POP sweatshirt if you have one. Please attend in any event. For more information call POP at 973 801-0001.
Our organization Decarcerate the Garden State needs to get more involved in supporting this activity. People's Organization for Progress has voted to join together with us in working on the September 9 Incarcerated and Enslaved Solidarity Activities in NJ and we need to recognize the close connection between the issue of police killings on NJ streets to the issue of mass incarceration.
On May 16 Decarcerate the Garden State had scheduled a meeting to discuss a proposal for organizing NJ solidarity activities in support of an incarcerated men and women action September 9 2016 - a work stoppage seeking to end enslavement of the incarcerated.
Since I was in town for that and because I have been wanting to show my support for Justice Mondays, I arrived in Newark a couple of hours early and joined the Justice Monday's rally.
Like the Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina that continue to keep vigil for the thousands of disappeared by a CIA backed military regime there decades ago - it is becoming a thing in the United States where mothers and other family members and supporters continue to gather regularly to demand justice for their loved ones who have been murdered by the police - in the streets.
From a Facebook posting by Ingrid Ingrid S. Hill:
"The People's Organization for Progress (POP) held its 16th "Justice Mondays" Rally to demand federal probes into the police shootings of Abdul Kamal, Kashad Ashford, Jerame Reid, and Radazz Hearns on May 16, 2016, at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Rodino Federal Building, 970 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey. The purpose of these demonstrations is to demand that the officers that killed Kamal, Ashford, and Reid, and those who shot Hearns be held accountable for their deaths, and to demand that the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, Paul J. Fishman, start official investigations into their deaths and bring civil rights charges against those officers that killed them. These demonstrations will take place every Monday and they will be on-going. "
I distributed about 50 papers at this event and was able to announce our meeting. Larry Hamm who spoke for part of the event discussed extensively mass incarceration including the 13th Amendment that only partially eliminated legal enslavement in the US - leaving the enslavement of the incarcerated intact.
Two of the protesters at this event were able to join our meeting.
Let's strive to have a team or at least one of us at this event to offer our paper The NJ Decarcerator to other participants as well as to passers by and those at the bus stop there - it is an excellent chance to get the paper circulating in the Newark community. Right now there are 200 copies of the paper at 298 South Orange Avenue and if you want to get a handful to share at the next Justice Monday event, please call Cassandra Dock at (973) 223-2114. We will try to keep that office stocked with papers.
You can also contact Decarc@DecarcerateNJ.org to request a bundle of 50 to be sent to you.
The following are some details on the 4 victims of police violence that this activity is demanding justice around. This article will continue to be updated as more information is developed around the cases or as more news develops.
If you have more links that should be provided here, please send to Decarc@DecarcerateNJ.org and they will be edited in.
Vid of Jerame Reid being killed as he held his hands in the air to surrender to police
Decarcerate the Garden State is urging support for POP fundraiser as POP could incur some costs for its partnership with us on organizing around September 9 Incarcerated Solidarity. Hopefully some members of Decarcerate the Garden State will help out by attending this fun and exciting event at Marlo's Lounge June 12 3- 7 pm with food, music and dancing, tickets $20. Phone: 973-801-0001 for details.