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Friday, July 8, 2016

A time for calm, collective action

Plainfielders are shocked and outraged by the police shootings of Black men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota.

We are also shocked by the ambush-style sniping incidents in Dallas overnight which took the lives of five police officers, with many others wounded  (see more here).

Plainfield has suffered its own rise in shootings recently. But they are not police shootings. Nor have they been directed toward our police officers.

Plainfield is not Baton Rouge or Minnesota. Plainfield is not Dallas.

But we need to come together and collectively sort out how to deal with gun violence in our community. You have an opportunity to do so tonight at Mayor Mapp's public safety rally.

City Hall steps. This evening. 7:00 PM.

Plainfield City Hall is at Watchung Avenue and East 6th Street. Parking in the lot at the rear.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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