The West Jefferson, La. NAACP says the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office hasn’t done enough after its arrest of the man who shot former NFL star Joe McKnight. Nearly a week after McKnight was fatally shot, the NAACP spoke about its concerns over the manslaughter charges against Ronald Gasser, the man who shot him.
At a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, the NAACP and members of the clergy announced that the Department of Justice is launching an investigation into the police shooting death of an African-American male named Keith Lamont Scott.
On Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP President Minister Corine Mack argued that “it doesn’t really matter” if Keith Lamont Scott had a gun when he was shot by police. Mack said that the police should release video of the Scott incident.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland NAACP is calling for stricter gun laws in the wake of a Twinsburg woman’s shooting death. The organization is asking Congress to pass a law that would expand criminal background checks for anyone buying a gun.
Fallout continues from a shooting incident in Columbia, Lancaster County and now the NAACP is working to connect the community and police.
Just days after two black men were killed by police in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and a black man killed five white police officers in Dallas, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said people need to be “morally surgical” when dealing with questions of fault between police officers and members of the black community.
NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) – The president of the NAACP is calling for policies, not handwringing, in the wake of a deadly attack on police in Dallas. Cornell William Brooks made the comment in an interview Friday on “CBS This Morning.”
SALT LAKE CITY — Reacting to a pair of police shootings of African-American men that were captured on video, the head of the Salt Lake branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said she encourages more people to film encounters with officers.