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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BREAKING: Two shootings on Labor Day






Plainfield did not escape the Labor Day weekend without more violence.

I am told there was a fight with shots fired about 11:30 PM on Labor Day night at East Third Street and Wiley Avenue -- taking the violence to the East End, which has so far been largely spared.

A few minutes later there was a shooting in the 1100-block of West Front Street, with a 17-year-old male shot in the leg.

As one officer said to me, 'Of course, retaliatory shootings are imminent'.

Of course.



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    3 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Truthfully I believe that the perps should be afforded the advantage of the firing range and some Police marksmanship training! If they were able to actually hit who they were aiming at, in the proper way . . . there would be fewer shots fired, less collateral damage, and at least one less gang member to worry about or to lock up. And of course after the gangs play tit for tat . . . we may actually get rid of a few gangs!

    Anonymous said...

    I do flea markets and occasionally see gangs of ten or more hooligans walking the streets at 2 or 3 am! I would hate to get a flat tire or have a breakdown until I get to South Plainfield or Piscataway! And I rarely if ever see Plainfield's finest on patrol!

    H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E.. Inc. said...

    DONAVON SOUMAS, H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E., INC IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CITY OF PLAINFIELD AND THE HONORABLE MAYOR SHARON M. ROBINSON-BRIGGS WILL ANNOUNCE A NEW PROGRAM TO PROMOTE PEACE IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE WORLD HISTORY IN THE QUEEN CITY

    WHAT: Donavon Soumas, H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E. Inc. and Plainfield City Mayor Sharon M. Robinson-Briggs will join forces on a special community press conference to announce a new program to promote peace and make world history in this 2010 back to school season.

    WHEN: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 6PM


    WHERE: Emerson Elementary School
    305 Emerson Avenue
    Plainfield, NJ 07062

    WHO: H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E. Inc, is a non-profit organization established nearly 7 years ago in 2003 to address the growing need to offer training resources in the arts for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The group is also known for its famed H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E. Show Choir youth ensemble which is comprised of children ages 7 to 17 under the musical direction of Donavon Soumas. This group has the distinction of being the 2006, 2008 and 2009 McDonald's Gospelfest champions in the Youth Choir category.

    PR CONTACT: Bernadette Odoms pressinfo@heritageprograms.org or 877-532-COUNTME