New Jersey: Activists To Condemn Buffalo Massacre, Call For State Action

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A press conference to denounce the white supremacist terrorist attack in Buffalo, New York and call for state and federal action to stop racist domestic terrorism will be held today, Thursday, May 19, 2022, 4:30pm, starting at the Lincoln Statue, 12 Springfield Ave in Newark, NJ.

The press conference is being called by the People’s Organization For Progress (POP). The Lincoln Statue is located at the intersection of Springfield Avenue and West Market Street.

Participants in the press conference will include grassroots leaders, activists and representatives of civil rights organizations. Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization For Progress will be among those speaking at the press conference.

“We are calling this press conference to condemn the most recent racist, heinous, and murderous attack in Buffalo. All over this country Black people are being targeted, hunted, and killed by white racist domestic terrorists.” Hamm stated.

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has stated for several years that white supremacist extremists are a leading threat to public safety in the state.

Peyton S. Gendron, alleged to have shot and killed 10 people and wounded 3 in the Buffalo massacre, targeted three New Jersey cities in his manifesto.

“We demand to know what the government is going to do about it. What plans have been made, what agencies have been mobilized, what funds and resources have been allocated, what personnel are being deployed, and what action is being taken to stop these white supremacist and racist attacks on black people and others in this state and the nation,” Hamm added.

“In addition, the governor is urged to immediately convene a State conference on racist domestic terrorism and hate crimes. It should include law enforcement representatives from all agencies and levels, experts, academics, civil and human rights groups, legislators, educators, clergy, grassroots groups fighting racism, and anti-racist activists,” he said

“We must take action now to prevent what happened in Buffalo from happening here in New Jersey,” Hamm added. “We decided to hold the press conference today because May 19th is the birthday of Malcolm X. He was one of the foremost opponents of racism and racial violence against Black people.”

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