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NEW JERSEY SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMUNITY CONDEMNS 'BAD' BODY CAMERA BILL

          Social justice and criminal justice reform proponents from all over New Jersey are roundly condemning Governor Murphy signing into a law a controversial bill that would allow police officers to view their body camera footage before filing their incident reports. Murphy signed the bill (A5864) last week. Critics have been consistently rallying against the bill as it was fast tracked through the Legislature to appease the police unions.             When it passed through the Senate, its…

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The People’s Organization For Progress Will Kick-off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Commemoration With A March In Support Of Voting Rights Legislation

IN AFTERMATH OF BIDEN SPEECH MLK MARCH WILL TARGET VOTING RIGHTS BILLS                   In the aftermath of President Biden’s historic speech in support of voting rights, a march is being called by the People’s Organization For Progress for the upcoming birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr that will target voting rights legislation.            The Martin Luther King March For Voting Rights and Racial Justice will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 12:00 noon beginning at the Lincoln…

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An Open Letter to Governor Murphy Re The ‘Bad’ BodyCam Bill That Is S3939/A5864

  Dear Governor Murphy,             We expressly insist that you veto S3939/A5864, a bill that allows police officers to view bodycam footage before coming forward with their reports.           This bill undermines the entire point of the implementing body cameras...to provide a material instrument of transparency!           We also say that this bill, no matter the legislature’s theater of agreement, where critical community engagement was curtailed and expert criticism was derided, takes us…

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An Open Letter to the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

January 25, 2021 Newark Communities for Accountable Policing PO Box 32159 Newark NJ 07102   Via Email Mayor Ras Baraka Newark City Hall 920 Broad St, Newark NJ 07102   NJ Urban Mayors Association Thomas Edison State University John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy     An Open Letter to the NJ Urban Mayors Association with Congratulations to Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and its new leadership               The Newark Communities for Accountable Policing (NCAP)* wants to extend our…

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