Monday, November 16, 2015

NJ legislators speak at #BlackLivesMatter inspired rally.

NJ legislators speak at #BlackLivesMatter inspired rally. By george L. Cook III

On 11/16/2015 a "State House Rally for Justice" was held outside the NJ Capitol building by the NJ Clergy Coalition for Justice. Inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement the rally was just not a protest but presented state legislators with three items for legislation to aid in police reform.

1.Legislation that mandates body cameras for all officers in New Jersey.

2. Legislation that calls for an independent prosecutor when an officer is charged with shooting and killing someone.

3. Proper education and training for law enforcement to manage implicit biases.

Watch NJ State Legislators such as Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker and NJ State Senators Nia Gill, Ron Rice, and Ray Lesniak address these issues at the rally below. *Former Speaker of the House and Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver and NJ Senator Peter Barnes were also present but a certain person's iPhone ran out of storage, sorry.

NJ Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker.

NJ State Senator Ray Lesniak.

NJ State Senator Nia Gill

NJ State Senator Ron Rice

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