Independent prosecutor bill signed into law

Independent prosecutor bill signed into law

ORANGE, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday, Jan. 30, signed Senate Bill 1036 into law, which orders the state attorney general to handle the investigation and prosecution of a crime involving a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in their official capacity or while the decedent was […]

P.O.P. rally becomes march to investigate police-involved fatalities

P.O.P. rally becomes march to investigate police-involved fatalities

NEWARK, NJ — At the People’s Organization for Progress’ weekly Justice Monday protest outside the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Jan. 28, the organization called for Gov. Phil Murphy to establish an independent prosecutor to investigate deaths that occur during encounters with police or while in their custody. P.O.P would […]

Hamm, P.O.P. celebrate MLK Day with a 101st consecutive protest

Hamm, P.O.P. celebrate MLK Day with a 101st consecutive protest

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, by hosting its annual March and Rally Against Inequality, Racism, Sexism, Fascism and War in his honor, which also doubled as the 101st official Justice Monday protest. P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm and his group have been gathering […]

P.O.P. marks 100th consecutive Justice Monday protest

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress marked its 100th consecutive week of Justice Monday protests outside the Paul W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Jan. 8, despite the bitter weather. “Man, it was cold out there yesterday,” said Hamm on Tuesday, Jan. 9. “It’s been hard to continue to protest […]

Memorial service to honor P.O.P. member set for Oct. 5

IRVINGTON, NJ — People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm often refers to the members of his grassroots social and economic justice activist group as being his “comrades in arms.” When a member dies, it is like losing a friend or family member. Hamm and the People’s Organization for Progress will be honoring Douglas Tucker, […]

Gomez organizes March for Peace in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange 4th Ward Councilman Casim Gomez held an anti-gun and anti-violence rally Saturday, Aug. 12. “It was amazing all the support East Orange received today for the March for Peace,” said Gomez on Aug. 12. “The plague of gun violence is not quarantined to a single city or community and […]

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