Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp will join Reverend Dr. Gerald Lamont Thomas of Shiloh Baptist Church in hosting a forum tonight entitled “Next Steps to Justice and Peace”. The panel discussion begins at 7pm at Shiloh, located at 515-521 West Fourth Street.
In the wake of the high profile Ferguson and Staten Island grand jury decisions and the spotlight they’ve pointed on policing in our communities, this forum’s organizers intend to begin a Plainfield discussion of a national issue.
“We want to identify some of the root causes of the problem that has sparked this national conversation and explore possible solutions,” explains the mayor, who marched with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church following the Ferguson decision. “Ultimately, we want to prevent the loss of innocent lives.”
The panel will include Dara Govan, Esq. from the US Department of Justice, Carl Riley, Director of Police and Public Safety for Plainfield, a representative from Internal Affairs in the Plainfield PD, resident Analis Rivera, Mayor Mapp, and Rev. Dr. Gerald Lamont Thomas. It will be moderated by Rev. McClendan. You can find the program here.