The Jericho March: A Peaceful March that took NY like a Storm

The Jericho March: A Peaceful March that took NY like a Storm
September 4, 2020 Comments Off on The Jericho March: A Peaceful March that took NY like a Storm Latest, RNHA News Articles Diane Rivera López

On July 21, 2020, New York City came to a halt when the Clergy, Community, and the NYPD united their efforts to display peace, unity, and justice in this time of great chaos in our Nation. This historic march was an epic movement that created hope and spread God’s light amid the shadow of violence. The Rehoboth Cathedral Church and United Clergy Coalition with their President Bishop Gerald G. Seabrooks organized the event in Bedford-Stuyvesant. People from all walks of life join the march including some notable organizations. Among the organizations were the NYPD, Union leaders, the United Clergy Community, the Police Coalition with their President Bishop Ismael Claudio, the Global Alliance of Hispanic Officer accompanied by Director of Public Affairs Clark Peña, the International Christian Radio Vision with their President Bishop Jose Martínez. These organizations and many more united as one to march for peace.

The President of the New York State Fraternal Order of Police and NYPD Sergeants Union Ed Mullins spoke in a video posted by Assemblywoman and Congressional candidate Nicole Malliotakis who join the march. Ed Mullins stated that “If the mayor were doing his job properly, we wouldn’t have these issues. If the DAs were prosecuting the laws, we would not have these issues. What we are seeing right now is chaos in the city of New York.”  The state trooper’s union is demanding state police to remove troopers stationed in New York City. “The criminal and civil liability, I believe, is too great for them performing their jobs,” said Thomas Mungeer, union president. An action that we hope will not occur for it will create further incidents of violence.

The mainstream media did not report on the unity and the voice of the people at this amazing event rather it was rather focused on the protesters and attacks on the Chief of Department Terrence Monahan who was attacked in an altercation on the opposite side of the Brooklyn bridge where BLM rioters tried to interfere in the march. Two other officers, a sergeant, and a lieutenant were taken to the hospital to get stitches. Police say officers were trying to make an arrest when a suspect struck them with a cane.  Lieutenant Richard Mack proudly said “I bled for this city. I’d do it again tomorrow,” thanking his NYPD comrades and asking us “remember all the people who died on 9/11.”

Mayor Bill De Blasio said,

To see someone assault him, the chief of department, is absolutely unacceptable,” adding “Assaulting any police officer is absolutely unacceptable. There have to be consequences, and I say we need to have the court system to be up and running.”

The Judge released the attackers of the Officers, without any bail despite the prosecutors and NYPD’s requests. Many New Yorkers’ are calling for the resignation of the Mayor of New York, upon the record rising statistics in the city’s crime rates, I join in the request.

About The Author
Diane Rivera López Diane Rivera López, was born and raised in the heart of Midtown Manhattan on 58st and 9th avenue. Her parents were born in the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico, her extended family members are unique since they have a mixture of Countries such as the Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Philippine, African American, Vietnamese and the latest edition of the Country of Ukraine. In 1993, unfortunately she experienced a tragedy in her life and was gun shot 4x, in a Domestic Violence assault, God gave her the opportunity to live and refusing to be a victim she became an overcomer. After two surgeries in 1993 and another in 2008, one of the bullets that had remained in her hip was removed in 2008, having left her with a high level of 64 Lead Poisoning. In that time period the lead level had placed a strain on her ability to read and write, thankfully she has recovered and walks normally, even without a cane! Diane has continued to strive and excel in becoming a great example of perseverance, overcoming life’s greatest challenges with the greatest yet simplest acts of love, braveness and forgiveness. She has turned her experiences into purpose, an began working as an activist and conference speaker for Domestic Violence. Her ministerial and community outreach service started in 1996 in her local church in Spanish Harlem, serving as a Sunday School Bible teacher for children, an organizer and leader in the youth club of her church. She then became the secretary of the church and a deacon for the next 5 years. In her love of writing she joined a ministry as Director and Writer, in Trumpet Tract Ministries for 7 years, where she printed thousands of tracts, and together with the founder sent them across the tri-state area, to several other states as well as various International Countries. She has coordinated and assisted in many outreach community events, street evangelism, and for 3 years organized a gran festival celebrating the diverse cultures in the community. In that time, she also became the assistant coordinator of the N.Y Christian Children’s Parade for 10 consecutive years. Her community service extended as a community Chaplain, where she continued to minister and led conferences in several prisons in the Dominican Republic, provided counseling and bible classes in two drug rehabilitation programs in N.Y. Her love for speaking was best heard as a speaker and fundraiser at Christian Radio Vision International 1330 am, for seven years. She also produced her own weekly T.V program on Manhattan Neighborhood Network for 3 consecutive years, as well as stared in a play that had several presentations at the auditorium of City College. Her speaking engagements range from social issues with diverse conferences or being a host for several events, as well as a guest in many television programs, such as Cristiana in Unívision. In her love of writing she is currently a writer and part of “Subete al Arca” Christian Magazine, as well as the previous Director of “The Gala Magazine” of the Redemption Awards, where was a publicist. For the last 3 years, she is an account executive at Alerta T.V Network, which airs 24/7 on Verizon Cable, channel 463. She is presently working on her first book, which will have an array of current topics as well as her personal life story, believing that it will be of great inspiration, among several blogs she has written up to date. Her newest endeavor is as a Logistic Coordinator at CAC Investment. In 2013 she became the Deputy Campaign Manager for a Mayoral Candidate in the state of N.Y. In her boldness and search to fit in her conservative values, she left the Democratic Party, where she had been a County Committee Member, stating that there was no room left for Christians that hold conservative values. In her newest accomplishments she is a columnist at Al Rojo News a local secular newspaper distributed in the area of N.Y.C. Honored with 2 Certificates of Merit from the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly, among other certificates of recognition, she humbly gives God all of the Glory and Honor. She studied Communications at BMCC for a few semesters and is a few credits shy of a Bachelor’s in Theological Studies. Yet, she has said that her greatest accomplishment is said to be her experiences and revelations from the book of Revelations, the Rapture and the Kingdom of God, so as several miracles she received throughout her life, being forever grateful. As a Journalist for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, she is honored to be a part of the great change that our Country needs, as well as the preservation of those principles and values that we hold dear to, aiming to be part of our great American Dream. Diane Rivera López recently married her best friend, Mr. Clark Peña. He is the Ceo of Yes Public Relations, Inc. and also the special assistant to Ed Mullins, President of the Sargeant's Benevolent Association. He works as Director of Legislative Affairs and Communications for Pastor and City Councilman Fernando Cabrera at the New York City Council. Together they are building bridges and making a difference in their city.
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