A prominent civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against Alabama over a law that would ban cities for enacting their own minimum wages. Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed the law in response to Birmingham enacting a minimum wage. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) argues the law infringes on the civil rights of Birmingham workers.
2 images STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke Times Citizens reiterated their demands that Roanoke County police release the names of officers involved in the shooting as well as dash-cam video.
Published: RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The mother of the Raleigh man shot and killed in an incident with a Raleigh police officer said she is disappointed no charges will be brought in the case. “I’m hurt. I’m angry,” Rolanda Byrd said Wednesday night. Akiel Denkins was shot and killed by Officer D.C.
Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds says ‘justice was not served’ after it was announced that two police officers involved in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark will not be charged.
1 image The social worker, Nicol Newman, was in court Thursday for a pretrial hearing. Her attorney, Michal Coard said they were looking forward to a trial date next month to tell their side of the story. “It was insane,” Newman said at a news conference at the NAACP office earlier this week.
The Minneapolis NAACP is demanding that Minneapolis police officers treat crowds with dignity and respect in any demonstrations that may follow a decision in the Jamar Clark case. The NAACP called a Friday morning press conference to blast Thursday’s statement from Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, stressing that the city will not tolerate violence or vandalism.
Lawyers in the North Carolina attorney general’s office have met with a civil rights group calling for state investigations of wrongful convictions. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s spokeswoman Noelle Talley said Cooper wants to work with the NAACP to address problems in the criminal justice system. Talley says Cooper also wants more money for N.C.