People of color in Jersey City have little trust in the Jersey City police department. The implementation of community policing might be the solution.
About Aaron Morrill
Aaron is a writer, musician and lawyer. Aaron attended Berklee College of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase. Aaron served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. He received a J.D. from Fordham Law School. As a lawyer, Aaron worked as an assistant district attorney in Kings County and a commercial and criminal litigator. He is the founder of Jersey City Times and is currently working on a musical, Food Fighters.
Entries by Aaron Morrill
Lewis Spears, founder of Kismet of Kings, reflects on fatherhood and his work mentoring young men of color.
The problem of strangulating online delivery fees is a long-term problem. It needs a long-term solution.
A transparent investigation that includes witness interviews and disclosure of all body camera videos is required. Moreover, even if the belt-grabbing allegation is proven to be true, the police department will still have to explain how the baton-wielding officer’s actions were appropriate and, if they weren’t, what discipline the officer will face. The burden will be on the police department to demonstrate that it can credibly investigate itself. If this incident shows that it can’t, it will be time to create a civilian complaint review board.
We commend Governor Murphy for his strong leadership during this crisis. However, this step — one that not even New York has taken — is going too far. Please governor Murphy, reconsider, and open the parks.
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He urged those who think they may have been exposed to use the city’s dial in number to get information so as not to “overwhelm our medical facilities and make sure that people who are concerned don’t use public transportation to our medical facilities. We will direct you on where to go and our dispatchers will take the information as appropriate.” The number to call is 201 547-5208. In addition, anyone with questions about the novel coronavirus, symptoms, or their risk of exposure, can call the free, New Jersey 24-hour public hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
Last night, over five raucous hours punctuated by cheers, boos, and admonitions from City Council President Joyce Watterman, residents of Jersey City trudged up to the in the podium in the Council chambers to vent over the mayor’s proposal to turn the board of education into an appointed body.
Caven Point is a small, ecologically sensitive twenty one-acre piece of land. It is unique, precious and fragile. There isn’t room on it for herons, falcons, seals and golfers.
Nothing could be sadder than the firestorm unleashed by an incendiary Facebook post from board of education member Joan Terrell-Paige following last week’s killings at a kosher market in Greenville.
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