Join us for Virtual Town Hall with Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly and invited guests as we discuss the future of police accountability in New Jersey in the wake of the Dereck Chauvin verdict.
Less than a year ago, the streets of every major city in the United States and across the globe erupted with calls for police accountability. The murder of George Floyd by then Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, caught on camera brought the ugly truth of America’s policing to everyone’s living room…a truth that Black and Brown people have been living and speaking on for decades. It is a truth that has largely been ignored by government officials and politicians throughout the nation, but it is a truth that can no longer be. Derek Chauvin’s April 21 murder conviction is not the end of our fight for police accountability, but merely the beginning. Here in New Jersey we have seen little progress. Despite the introduction of several bills in the legislature last summer, not one has advanced to become law.
On Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:00pm, we invite you to join Salvation and Social Justice for a Virtual Town Hall discussion with NJ Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly on Qualified Immunity and police accountability. Where do these issues stand in New Jersey? What is the path forward? How do we protect our communities? Joining Assemblyman Wimberly will be the Reverend Antoinette Gaboton-Moss, Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church and Founder of the Black Community Watchline; Gantry Fox, the Police Accountability Director at Salvation and Social Justice; and Janay Martinez, Elizabeth City Community Youth Coordinator to propose a call to action for advocates and faith communities.