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CAIR-NJ Welcomes Woodbridge Township Police Dispatcher’s Resignation after Racist Comment about Black Protester
(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 6/3/2020) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed
An employee of the Woodbridge Township Police Department has resigned after he was suspended for posting a racist comment on social media.
Marc Repace, who worked as a dispatcher, submitted his resignation Monday after the Facebook exchange came to light.
In the messages, Repace comments on a photo taken Friday of an African-American child at a Boston protest of police brutality and racial injustice.
SEE: N.J. police dispatcher resigns after making racist comment about protest photo on Facebook
In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut said:
“We welcome the quick resignation of the police dispatcher and applaud the Woodbridge Police Department’s statement on the issue.
“CAIR-New Jersey offers free services to help facilitate educational programming for Woodbridge Police Department officers on the issues of racial, cultural and religious sensitivities in order to help dismantle the apparent bigotry and hatred within their department. With the rise of police brutality, it is imperative local police officers engage in meaningful discussions and educational seminars on these issues, otherwise, we fear continued police violence against Black Americans, and minorities in general.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.