Police Brutality: To Serve and Protect?
Monday, March 28 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Baker Trial Room
123 Washington St.
In 1968, the Supreme Court held in Terry v. Ohio that a standard of reasonable suspicion is required in order for the police to detain and search people when they suspect that "crime may be afoot." In many urban communities across the nation, police departments have exponentially expanded their use of high-discretion "street stops" as a tactic to identify offenders and secret crimes.
Please join the Neisser Public Interest Program, ACLU-NJ, the Essex County Public Defender's Office, and a leading Philadelphia-based Civil Rights Litigation Firm, in discussing police brutality, stop and frisk, and civil rights legal remedies by litigators in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia.
John McMahon, Esq., Essex County Office of the Public Defender's
Paul Messing, Esq., Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg (Philadelphia)
Alexander Shalom, Esq., American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
*In addition to a legal discussion surrounding the issues, find out what YOU can if you are ever a victim of police violence or if you witness police violence.
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