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ACLU-NJ & ABWLNJ Forum on Police Practices at Newark Public Library : Linda McDonald Carter, Esq.

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Police Practices in New Jersey: What Every Community Should Know http://www.facebook.com/events/329649883747357/ The ACLU of New Jersey and the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey are proud to present a panel discussion about the police and the communities they serve. Join us and find out: -How police departments and citizens can improve their relationship -How the two can collaborate to build safer communities -What your rights are if you are stopped by the police PANELISTS: - Moderator - EL-RHONDA WILLIAMS ALSTON President, ABWL and ACLU-NJ Board Member SAMUEL CLARK Retired Newark Police officer, internal affairs expert, author of Total Misconduct PETER LIGOURI Deputy Public Defender of Union County THEODORE ROMANKOW Union County Prosecutor ALEXANDER SHALOM Policy Counsel, ACLU of New Jersey For more information on the ACLU-NJ, you can look here: http://www.aclu-nj.org http://www.facebook.com/aclunj https://twitter.com/ACLUNJ For more information on the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, you can start here: http://abwl-nj.org/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-of-Black-Women-Lawyers-of-New-Jersey-Inc/180927951953442 And you can find more information about Casa Esperanza & follow us on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/casaesperanzanj On the front lines of freedom everyday in the Garden State. The American system of government is founded on two counterbalancing principles: that the majority of the people governs, through democratically elected representatives; and that the power even of a democratic majority must be limited, to ensure individual rights. Majority power is limited by the Constitution's Bill of Rights, which consists of the original ten amendments ratified in 1791, plus the three post-Civil War amendments (the 13th, 14th and 15th) and the 19th Amendment (women's suffrage), adopted in 1920. We work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor. If the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everybody's rights are imperiled. The ACLU was founded by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, Albert DeSilver and others in 1920. We are nonprofit and nonpartisan and have grown from a roomful of civil liberties activists to an organization of more than 500,000 members and supporters. We handle nearly 6,000 court cases annually from our offices in almost every state. The ACLU has maintained the position that civil liberties must be respected, even in times of national emergency. The ACLU is supported by annual dues and contributions from its members, plus grants from private foundations and individuals. We do not receive any government funding. The ACLU of New Jersey works to defend liberty throughout our state. Founded in 1960 by a group of advocates, attorneys and ordinary citizens, the affiliate has borne witness to major transformations in the social and political landscape of New Jersey and has led the way to justice in the state's legal terrain. We are involved in litigation and advocacy on behalf of individuals, and we lobby on scores of bills in the state legislature and local councils. In addition, the ACLU is active in many public education and community organizing projects. The ACLU of New Jersey is located in Newark. We implement legal, legislative, public education programs in conjunction with large numbers of volunteers to advance the ACLU's goals of liberty and justice for all. The mission of the ACLU is to preserve and protect the rights guaranteed to us in the Constitution. These include: * Your First Amendment rights - freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. * Your right to equal protection under the law - equal treatment regardles...