Category Archives: Legal

Dallas Branch Calls For Investigation

NAACP Dallas calls for investigation of Balch Springs Police

DALLAS – Teams from the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department are deep into the investigation of an officer involved shooting. Police say former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver killed 15-year old Jordan Edwards when he fired his rifle into a car filled with unarmed African American teens.

Tamir Rice Grand Jury Transcripts Requested

Cleveland NAACP to petition judge for release of Tamir Rice grand jury transcript

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland branch of the NAACP will petition a judge this morning to release transcripts from the Tamir Rice grand jury proceedings. The hearing will happen at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the courtroom of Judge Nancy R. McDonnell, the judge assigned to oversee the grand jury that handled the case.

Murder Mistrial Statement

NAACP | NAACP Statement on Michael Slager Mistrial

BALTIMORE – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP: “The NAACP is deeply frustrated that the trial of Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott, an unarmed black man after a routine traffic stop in 2015 has ended in a mistrial.

Normalized Racism

Alabama NAACP says Sessions appointment attempt to ‘normalize racism’

The Alabama NAACP State Conference issued a statement today criticizing President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. The statement mentioned Sessions’ failure to win Senate confirmation as a federal judge in 1986 after he was accused of making racially charged comments.

Lawsuit Against DMV

NAACP and U.S. government respond to lawsuit against DMV

Attorneys from the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville are suing the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. They allege the department’s automatic license suspension program for unpaid court fees and fines violates the 14th Amendment, equal protection under the law and due process. Since the suit was filed, the NAACP and the U.S.