JAMESTOWN – Organizers say a rally celebrating the accomplishments of the Jamestown Justice Collation will also focus on the continued work that needs to be done in order to properly reform policing not just nationwide, but locally as well.
In an interview with WNYNewsNow Friday morning, Justin Hubbard, the Jamestown Justice Collation Coordinator, says the rally was scheduled to highlight achievements his group has made so far, however, it will now focus on a recent national shooting of Jacob Blake.
Hubbard says even though police violence against black people doesn’t happen in Jamestown, it could.
“We do not want to become the next Ferguson, Missouri or Kenosha, Wisconsin,” said Hubbard. “We are trying to work with the police in all areas and with our government to make sure we do not become the next area.”
The rally is scheduled to take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dow Park across from the James Prendergast Library.