Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Allentown community unites in the wake of recent national police incidents

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Recent police incidents in Ferguson, Mo.., Cleveland, Ohio and Staten Island, N.Y. have sparked a national debate teeming with anger, frustration and a call for better protections afforded African American citizens. Center City Allentown and neighboring residents came out in full force Monday evening to Union Baptist Church, 302 N. 6th St., Allentown, to voice their concerns during a forum on recent events involving police shootings and brutality entitled "Summit in the Valley." Senior Pastor of Union Baptist Church Benjamin T. Hailey Sr. told those in attendance the summit is about coming together as one and gearing up for a movement based on change.



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Allentown community unites in the wake of recent national police incidents

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