Trenton Mayor Snubs Jay-Z, Russell Simmons Rally

(AllHipHop News) Mayor Doug Palmer of Trenton, New Jersey has vowed to stay away from a rally in the city this Saturday (April 10th) featuring Hip-Hop moguls Jay-Z and Russell Simmons. According to reports, Jay-Z and Simmons will lead a group organizing a rally as a reaction to the news that a 15-year-old girl sold herself and her 7-year-old sister for sexual favors during a party on March 28th. So far, five men have been charged with gang raping the 7-year-old. Her 15-year-old sister has also been charged in the case and his being held at a detention center. Jay-Z and Simmons are scheduled to headline the rally at Lighthouse Outreach Ministry, which will include an appearance by The Reverend Al Sharpton in addition to a number of other community activists. According to The Trentonian, Mayoral Candidate Shahid Watson is helping to organize the rally along with Dennis Muhammad.Muhammad is nationally known for his work with young men in troubled communities through his organization, Peace Keepers.Mayor Doug Palmer said he was “tired” of rallies and has vowed to sit the event out. "I wish (organizers) well but I'm tired of marches. Tired of protests. Tired of rallies," Palmer told The Trentonian. "I'm going to spend that time being a father to my daughter. When I decide what needs to be done, it will be something that is sustainable."The Stop the Violence rally is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available through The Lighthouse Outreach Ministry starting tomorrow (April 6) at 6:00 PM.