Tag Archives: Guns

Manslaughter Not Enough

NAACP: Manslaughter charge not enough in Joe McKnight shooting

The West Jefferson, La. NAACP says the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office hasn’t done enough after its arrest of the man who shot former NFL star Joe McKnight. Nearly a week after McKnight was fatally shot, the NAACP spoke about its concerns over the manslaughter charges against Ronald Gasser, the man who shot him.

DOJ To Investigate Charlotte Shooting

NAACP Announces DOJ Investigation into Charlotte Shooting

At a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, the NAACP and members of the clergy announced that the Department of Justice is launching an investigation into the police shooting death of an African-American male named Keith Lamont Scott.

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.