NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30pm, the Mt. Zion AME Church, located at 39 Morris Street, will host a discussion on “The Comunity and the Police – Our Next Steps.”
The event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by several branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Presented by the New Brunswick, Plainfield, Perth Amboy and Metuchen-Edison Area Branches of the NAACP, the event will address the current situation and how to enact positive and effective change with community policing, which many agree could be markedly improved.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 732-828-5363.
“This conversation reaffirms the NAACP’s commitment to working with a coalition of organizations and law enforcement to work toward ending ineffective policing practices across the country,” reads the NAACP promotional flier.
“A groundbreaking report, ‘Born Suspect,’ will be presented by Carlton T. Meyers II, Esq., Program Specialist, Criminal Justice Department NAACP about racial profiling and other disrespect by law enforcement in America.”
Scheduled speakers include Ashton Burrell, Highland Park activist and Founder of the LIVE Mentorship Program as well as representatives of the Department of Justice and Zeta Phi Beta Sorotrity, and Jiles Ship, former President of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
Editor’s Note: The author of this article is a member of the New Brunswick Branch of the NAACP.
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