The state and local NAACP chapters and the Muskogee Christian Ministers Union are calling for a “full transparent investigation” of the events surrounding the pepper spraying of an 84-year-old woman and the electrical stunning of her son. Officer Michelle Casady pepper sprayed Geneva Smith, 84, on Aug.
The Lima Chapter of the NAACP held a news conference Friday accusing local law enforcement of racial profiling. “We are protesting the systemic oppression of law enforcement that is aimed at the minority population, especially toward African American males. Racial profiling and sentences disparities amongst minorities in the judicial system are at an all time high,” said Rev.
In the wake of the recent violence that has erupted across the country, the Burlington branch of the NAACP is hosting a meeting designed to stop that violence. “We feel there is a need to bring the police and community together in dialogue in hopes of stopping some of the violence that has happened in other cities,” said Fred Seay, president of the Burlington branch of the NAACP.
Milwaukee NAACP President Fred Royal speaks during a press conference held by Milwaukee community leaders addressing violence in the city and police practices.
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.”
The Latest on the police shooting of a Baton Rouge man (all times local): 9 p.m. An aunt of the Louisiana man killed by police has pleaded with protesters to remain peaceful as hundreds gathered for a vigil. Many carried signs Wednesday night to express their anger and demand for…
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ St. Louis NAACP officials are questioning the accuracy of Missouri data on racial disparity in police stops. St. Louis chapter president Adolphus Pruitt said during a Monday legislative hearing that biased policing could be underreported. Missouri requires officers to record information such as the race of drivers after vehicle stops.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – The Dubuque branch of the NAACP and Dubuque police say they are cooperating and communicating about the investigation of a recent cross burning. This comes one day after the NAACP demanded more information about that police investigation.