Category Archives: Police Brutality

Be More “Surgical” After Shootings

NAACP head: “We have to be morally surgical” after shootings

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.

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.”

Justice Dept to Handle Alton Sterling Murder Case

Baton Rouge’s district attorney says FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office take lead in investigation of Alton Sterling death

Update, 11:19 a.m., July 6, 2016 The district attorney for East Baton Rouge announced Wednesday that the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have taken the lead in the deadly officer involved shooting of Alton Sterling early Tuesday morning. Hillar C.

Michael Moore Autopsy

Mobile NAACP Pres. observed Michael Moore’s autopsy

The NAACP is also involved in the investigation into the officer-involved shooting of 19-year-old Michael Moore. Early on the organization encouraged the FBI and Department of Justice to step in and conduct independent investigations into the shooting. These investigations are in addition to the ones being conducted by Mobile Police and the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office.

NAACP Freddie Gray Protest Anniversary Statement

NAACP Statement on One Year Anniversary of Baltimore Unrest | Press Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAACP Statement on One Year Anniversary of Baltimore Unrest BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP today released the following statement on the one year anniversary of Baltimore unrest: “One year ago today, the NAACP and the nation watched in shock as police in riot gear confronted a mob of teenagers on the streets of Baltimore, sparking a series of fires and acts of violence that caused more than 200 arrests, and resulted in millions in damage to property in one night.