Monitor for the Newark Police?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Deborah Jacobs, ACLU-NJ executive director, talks about the petition she filed asking for federal oversight of the Newark police department. Mayor of Newark Cory Booker and the department's Police Director Garry McCarthy respond to the allegations. 


Cory Booker, Deborah Jacobs and Garry McCarthy

Comments [2]

Brad from Formerly Brooklyn, now NOLA, always WNYC!

I left this segment feeling disappointed. These are serious allegations by the ACLU of New Jersey and the listening audience would be better served by an interviewer that had done his homework and knew enough to press the ACLU and Mayor Booker on their positions. Instead, I'm left with a he said, she-said and no idea as to whose position is closer to the truth. Doing a follow up with third parties that don't have direct stakes in the petition for federal oversight would go along way to leaving your listeners more informed.

Sep. 16 2010 12:01 PM
Dani from Manhattan

Newark of the 1960s is not the Newark of today. I would like to see the persons who are filing these complaints. Is it possible that those filing complaints are the very same criminals who terrorize the law-abiding citizens of Newark, b/c they know that such complaints take the focus off of their "lawless" behavior? As a person of color, I am fascinated by persons who do not and would never choose to live in areas like Newark when they pile-on the police officers who actually attempt to keep the residents of such areas safe.

Sep. 16 2010 11:44 AM

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