As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 54,856 people, 19,417 households, and 15,048 families residing in the Jackson Township, NJ. The racial makeup of the township was 88.90% (48,765) White, 4.86% (2,664) Black or African American, 0.10% (57) Native American, 2.95% (1,616) Asian, 0.03% (18) Pacific Islander, 1.27% (696) from other races, and 1.90% (1,040) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.83% (4,295) of the population.
Brandon Jackson, who at age 21, was convicted by an all-white jury in New Jersey and sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder. October 2006, his mother said Brandon was attacked by a group of more than 12 white men after helping his employer move furniture into her home in Jackson Township, New Jersey. Jackson held a three-inch work pocket knife in self-defense, forcing the group back, but that it was the homeowner’s call to police that would finally force the group to stand down. Jackson sustained injuries in the back of his head, and knees and even had a fingernail bitten off. While the police report listed the episode as a “racial offense,” Jackson was charged with aggravated assault and for carrying an illegal weapon. The men reportedly began stomping and kicking Brandon while yelling, “Kill the ni**er!”
Gloria Fisher Brandon’s mother stated that the prosecutors ignored much of the evidence that would have absolved her son, including statements by the homeowner, who verified Jackson’s version of happenings.