A press conference denouncing the white supremacist terrorist attack in Buffalo, NY and calling for state and federal action to stop racist domestic terrorism was held Thursday at the Lincoln Statue in Newark.
The press conference was by the People’s Organization For Progress (POP). Participants included grassroots leaders, activists and representatives of civil rights organizations. Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization For Progress were among those that spoke.
“We are calling this press conference to condemn the most recent racist, heinous, and murderous attack in Buffalo. All over this country black people are being targeted, hunted, and killed by white racist domestic terrorists.” Hamm stated.
“We demand to know what the government is going to do about it. What plans have been made, what agencies have been mobilized, what funds and resources have been allocated, what personnel are being deployed, and what action is being taken to stop these white supremacist and racist attacks on black people and others in this state and the nation,” he said.
“In addition, the governor is urged to immediately convene a State conference on racist domestic terrorism and hate crimes. It should include law enforcement representatives from all agencies and levels, experts, academics, civil and human rights groups, legislators, educators, clergy, grassroots groups fighting racism, and anti-racist activists,” he said
“We must take action now to prevent what happened in Buffalo from happening here in New Jersey,” Hamm said.