A few dozen Jersey City residents gathered at the Journal Square Transportation Center to show support for an anti-violence rally.
Jermaine Woodward, Sr., the father of Jermaine Woodward, Jr. – an eight-year-old Jersey City football star was killed in a car accident – spoke about his disappointment in both the city and the justice system over the situation.
He added that a recent city teen being held on $100,000 bail for slapping a woman on the buttocks and a Jersey City cop heading to trial for a fatal accident from 2013 as two examples of justice not being serve, both via The Jersey Journal.
Monique Andrews, the parent council president for Snyder High School, said one of the best ways to help the youth is to get involved with the school systems and play an active role in your childâ€™s life.
Tyrone Ballard, a resident of Jersey Cityâ€™s Ward F, stressed that kids are not the problem, but actually a byproduct of a larger problem.
A city spokesman did not return an email seeking comment, though the city has previously stated that crime is down from 2014.