Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Calls To Investigate Police

NAACP and ministers’ organization call for investigation of police

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.

Racial Profiling

Lima NAACP wants Justice Dept. probe of local law enforcement over racial profiling allegations

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.

Dialogue With The Police

NAACP to host dialogue with police and community

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.

Excessive Force Policies Need To Be Revisited

NAACP President Calls For New Excessive Force Policies After Dallas Shootings

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.”

Racial Profiling

St. Louis NAACP questions accuracy of racial profiling data

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.