VOTE: Do you agree with NJ protests of the Darren Wilson decision?
Protests will be taking place in a number of large cities across the nation, demanding justice in the wake of the decision handed down in the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
I say “justice,” because that’s what the protesters are calling for.
What form that’s to take, I don’t know. After hearing what all the grand jury had to do to come to their decision - I feel justice has already been served.
However, protesters don't seem to think so - and they do have a right to peaceful protest.
In the wake of all this, organizers from Al Sharpton’s National Action Network are planning protests in some of NJ’s largest cities, like Newark, Paterson, Camden, and Atlantic City.
According to myfoxny, organizers will meet this afternoon at 5 in front of Newark’s Lincoln Monument – with calls for protests in the other 3 aforementioned cities – and a rally to take place in Princeton at 6.
A news conference is set to take place in New Jersey's largest city in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision.
Organizers will meet Tuesday at noon in front of the federal building on Broad Street in Newark and at 5 p.m. at the city's Lincoln monument.
The website of the National Action Network also calls for protests in Atlantic City, Peterson and Camden.
A rally for racial justice and nonviolence is slated to take place at 6 p.m. in Princeton.
Newark police last night were ready for whatever protests would have come about, but City Police Director Eugene Venable said it was important not to respond with the kind of militarized response like the one seen in Fergurson.
“There’s a lot of pressure here. But we don’t have the type of bad relationship (with the public) that they may have in Missouri,” he said. “Things have gotten a lot better here. We don’t anticipate that much of an uproar.”
Earlier this year, Mayor Ras Baraka criticized the law enforcement's reaction to protests and other unrest in Ferguson, calling it an example of “what not to do.”
Again, while folks have the right to protest the decision handed down last night – and do so peacefully; you wonder what they feel constitutes "justice" in the wake of the grand jury's decision.