News Release from N.J. ACLU about Police Brutality at Newark-East Orange Border

Press release from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey announcing an investigation into "police brutality charges" stemming from the violent arrests at a Black Muslim house on the Newark-East Orange border on July 7, 1967. The close proximity of this incident to John Smith's arrest and beating on July 12th brought police-community tensions to a head and "sparked" the 1967 Newark rebellion. -- Credit: Newark Public Library

Press release from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey announcing an investigation into “police brutality charges” stemming from the violent arrests at a Black Muslim house on the Newark-East Orange border on July 7, 1967. The close proximity of this incident to John Smith’s arrest and beating on July 12th brought police-community tensions to a head and “sparked” the 1967 Newark rebellion. — Credit: Newark Public Library