People's Organization for Progress held a rally in Newark following last week's violence. Many other groups including the ACLU, Newark Anti-Violence Coalition and Black Lives Matter were present and demanding justice.
The New Jersey 9-1-1 System Emergency Response Fee charges 90 cents every bill cycle. The Monmouth County Sheriff says the majority of the funds collected do not go toward upgrades and software for the 9-1-1 phone system.
After police shot and killed black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and a gunman killed five police officers and wounded seven in Dallas, Newark officials are urging calm while residents participate in protests.
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