NEWARK - The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey is turning the tables by setting up checkpoints of its own -- checkpoints to hold police accountable.
On October 22, in honor of International Day Against Police Brutality, the ACLU-NJ and People's Organization for Progress are holding a march through Downtown Newark with three checkpoints at sites related to police practices.
WHAT: A press conference followed by a march and rally through Newark to recognize International Day Against Police Brutality
DATE: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 4:30 p.m.
CHECKPOINT 1: Stating of Demands for Reform
The Governor's Offices in Newark
153 Halsey Street, Newark
CHECKPOINT 2: Getting the Word Out
Distributing Know Your Rights cards at Newark Penn Station:
CHECKPOINT 3: Vigil for Victims of Police Misconduct
To honor the victims of police abuse and the officers committed to accountability Offices of the Brazilian Voice newspaper
412 Chestnut Street, the Ironbound
The march, a part of the ACLU-NJ's statewide police accountability campaign "Law and Disorder: Police Accountability Unit," will honor the victims of police abuse and recognize police officers committed to accountability within their departments. Different colored armbands will identify notable people.
In its police accountability campaign, the ACLU-NJ is working with police departments to create responsible police practices and training community leaders to prevent police abuse in their own neighborhoods.