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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Community forum on police and justice at Shiloh tonight

Mayor Mapp marching with members of St. Mark's Episcopal Church
this past Sunday in solidarity with supporters of justice for
Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others.
(Image courtesy David Rutherford at PlainfieldView.)


Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp and Shiloh Baptist Church pastor Rev. Dr. Gerald Lamont Thomas will host a community forum tonight as Plainfield residents take part in the national conversation on police and justice in our communities.

The event is at Shiloh Baptist Church, West 4th and Liberty Streets and begins at 7:00 PM. Moderating the meeting will be the Rev. Rufus McClendon, pastor of First-Park Baptist Church.

Panelists will include, besides Mayor Mapp and Dr. Thomas, Public Safety Director Carl Riley, US Department of Justice attorney Dara Rovan, and resident Analise Rivera.

This is an opportunity for Plainfield residents to come together in the wake of the Ferguson, MO, and Staten Island grand jury decisions to discuss policing, the interactions between the community and the police, and issues and solutions for the justice system in NJ and the country.

All are welcome. Parking is available in the Shiloh parking lot on the West 5th Street side of the church. The forum starts at 7:00 PM.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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Blackdog said...

Where were these people's outrage back in July of 2009 when the VP of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce terrorized and tried to run down with his truck, two black children at Washington School?