Yesterday afternoon I received a recorded call about Mayor Adrian O. Mapp holding a meeting on public safety at 7 p.m. Friday in front of City Hall. I have very poor auditory recall and can't remember any more details, nor could I find anything more on the city website. Feel free to add details if you got the call.
I also got an email Tuesday from the mayor with the heading, "Gun Violence is the Scourge of the 21st Century - No City is Immune" which contained information on ways Plainfield police are mentoring young people and fostering community involvement. If you are not receiving these communications, go to the city website at www.plainfieldnj.gov and click on the Stay Connected link at the right. You can get messages by phone, email, Twitter and more.
People are horrified at what happened at the hands of police in Baton Rouge. It is good to know that our police are community-minded and pro-active toward young people as indicated by events such as PBA cookouts in each ward and youth mentoring events.