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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Scores turn out for POP rally against violence

Scores attended a POP rally against youth violence on Saturday.

Scores of Plainfielders, including friends and relatives of Spencer 'Spook' Cadogan and Keith Hathaway, the most recent victims of a wave of youth violence, turned out for a rally against youth violence sponsored by the Plainfield chapter of POP (People's Organization for Progress) late Saturday afternoon at the makeshift memorial for Cadogan outside the restaurant on West Front Street where he was gunned down last Thursday as school was letting out.

Board of Ed member Wilma Campbell addresses the crowd.

Community activist Dottie Gutenkauf speaks at Cadogan memorial.

Attendees express rally's theme.

Rally was held at the memorial to slain PHS student Spencer Cadogan.

Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs was holding an 'emergency summit' at the same time at Calvary Baptist Church, West 4th Street and Monroe Avenue, which drew approximately twenty attendees as reported in Sunday's Courier print edition.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

Dan: I attended the rally. While I was there, I saw only one representative of City government, Cory Storch.

Anonymous said...

Did Coor's Lite sponser this event i noticed the banner

Dottie Gutenkauf said...

FYI: the Mayor came after the other meeting ended and spoke to the crowd.

Dan said...

@ 4:49 PM -- Hey smartypants! The Coors signs are in front of the bar across the street, which of course you would have known if you cared to put yourself out for even a few minutes against violence in the community.

By the way, COORS does sponsor some of the Recreation Division's activities. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

See it was an honest question about the beer