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Friday, July 22, 2011

POP anti-violence rally this afternoon

Leaty family's convenience store was site of July 2nd fatal shooting.

Plainfielders are invited to join with the Plainfield chapter of People's Organization for Progress (POP) this afternoon in a rally against the continuing violence in our community.

Steven Hatcher, coordinator of the local group, says the rally will be held at the corner of East 6th and Central Streets, where local businessman Eduardo Leaty was gunned down in his family's convenience store by a would-be robber on July 2.

Bloods member Shalik Coleman has been charged in

the senseless slaying of store owner Eduardo Leaty
, shown above.
Nothing further has been heard about the investigation into the crime since 18-year-old Shalik Coleman, a confirmed member of the Bloods gang who lived just a few blocks away on East 6th Street, was arrested and charged with felony murder on July 4th, two days after the shooting.

Local author J.M. Benjamin's father, Jim Benjamin, Sr., was wounded in the robbery attempt.

For more information, contact POP at (908) 731-1518.

POP Anti-Violence Rally

5:00 - 6:30 PM

East 6th and Central Streets

-- Dan Damon

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