Trauma is real for Newark residents and police | Carter

The picture of a large hand-held gun on the screen triggered a painful memory that Janice Kettles had not talked about in 15 years.

After driving a friend home from dinner one night, Kettles stopped for the traffic light at Clinton Place and Keer Avenue in Newark, her hometown. She heard a tapping noise on the driver’s side of her window and when she looked up, Kettles saw a police officer with his gun drawn.

“I was terrified. I was scared to move,” Kettles said.

The officer accused her of soliciting drugs in a high-crime neighborhood, she said, and after questioning her, he …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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