Seeking to empower communities with subpoena power to challenge police departments and root out instances of police brutality, the People’s Organization for Progress (POP) has scheduled a “March to Trenton for Police Accountability.”
POP has planned the march for Monday, October 11, 2021, 11 a.m., starting at the intersection of Church Street and Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, according to POP Founding Director Larry Hamm.
The march will end Friday, October 15th, at the State House in Trenton.
“We are walking from Montclair to Trenton to demand the NJ Legislature pass legislation to hold police accountable including the police review boards with subpoena power bill (A4656/S2963),” said Hamm. “Please walk with us. How far you walk is up to you.”
A lifelong advocate of police reform, Hamm spearheaded the anti-police brutality movement in New Jersey while running for the United State Senate after the 2020 Derek Chauvin killing of George Floyd.
The New Jersey Legislature earlier this year took a look at A4656/S2963 that would enable municipalities to create civilian complaint review boards, but the leadership tandem of Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) stopped the bill before it reached their respective floors.