Najee Seabrooks Wiki – Najee Seabrooks Biography
More than four days after Paterson police shot and killed Najee Seabrooks during a mental health crisis, her loved ones expressed their outrage at a vigil Tuesday night in Seabrooks’ hometown of Paterson, N.J. In a tragic twist of irony, the 31-year-old father of a girl worked as a violence intervention activist to keep the most at-risk youth in his community safe, but became a victim of violence himself.
He did everything he could to serve his people,” Seabrooks’ best friend, Terrance Drakeford, said at the event, held outside the offices of the Paterson Healing Collective (PHC), a group dedicated to supporting survivors of the violence, where the two worked together.
Najee Seabrooks Age
Najee Seabrooks was 31 years old.
Najee Seabrooks Cause of Death
More than 300 community members and constituents of anti-violence groups across the state rallied as temperatures dropped to chilling levels. After the prayer vigil, the group marched two blocks down the street to City Hall for a second rally on the steps outside where city leaders were meeting to discuss how the city would move forward.
There was anger, frustration and passion emanating from the crowd as speeches were intertwined with chants of “Justice for Najee”, “No Justice, No Peace” and “Stop Police Brutality in the Black Community”. “We want justice,” Drakeford said. “We want whatever comes with this.”
The shooting last Friday followed a standoff between Seabrooks and police that lasted more than four hours, according to the Paterson Press. Police had responded to calls from a mentally disturbed person at his home, and when they arrived on the scene, Seabrooks had allegedly barricaded himself inside the apartment.
After lengthy negotiations, police say, Seabrooks let the officers into his home and then attacked them with a knife. According to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, two officers fired their weapons at Seabrooks, striking him. He was later pronounced dead at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Paterson.
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