Human Rights organization plants seed in Dayton

The new office on Germantown Street for New Order National Human Rights Organization. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Human Rights organization with national ties is making its way into the Miami Valley.

New Order Human Rights Organization is opening its doors to Dayton on Germantown Street. Gerald Rose, President of the non-profit organization, says it couldn’t come at a better time.

“Right now our community looks at police as the enemy. We want to look at police as protection. So we want to come here and bridge that gap.”

The group is set up to monitor unjust activity, and investigate misconduct complaints.

Rose says they plan on hosting events in the near future — to raise awareness.

“We’re going to do some after school programs, some mentoring programs.”

They’ve been talking with key leaders in the city. It’s all to discuss how the organization can make Dayton a safer place.

New Order is a non-profit organization based in Atlanta. The Dayton office will mark the organization’s sixth in the country.

“Dayton is on our radar. We can’t save everyone. But if we can save one child then we’ve reached our goal, and I think it will happen in the city of Dayton,” Rose said.

The group comes to the Miami Valley in the wake of the John Crawford shooting in Beavercreek. We’re asking questions to find out if New Order is similar to groups like “Black Lives Matter”, a group aimed at ending racial injustice.

“In my perspective. Black lives matter, but all lives matter. When corruption and injustice is coming upon our community we all need to join forces.”

John Drummond, along with Rose, say they’re hoping to recruit members of the community that are aimed at ending violence.

John Drummond says they’re hoping for an open door policy with police.

“That’s what we’re here to do. To be a watchdog for the community,” Drummond said.

Events could soon pop up in their office on Germantown street–but Drummond and Rose say they’d like to begin through a grassroots movement.

If interested in learning more, check the New Order National Human Rights Organization website by clicking here. 

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