Tag 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.

Seeking Review Of Philly Building Collapse

NAACP seeks review in Center City building collapse

The NAACP wants Philadelphia’s top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse. The civil rights group’s Philadelphia chapter says District Attorney Seth William’s office engaged in “selective prosecution” based on race when he failed to charge the white building owner and other key figures.

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.

Code Blue Called on MLK, Jr. Day

‘Code blue’ issues at Nyack NAACP Martin Luther King Day service

Guest preacher Jairite Anderson-Cole borrowed a term from nursing for when a patient goes into cardiac arrest NYACK – The assembled at Pilgrim Baptist Church Monday afternoon were implored to help respond to the United States’ “code blue.” Drawing on her background as a nurse, Jairite Anderson-Cole, the pastor at St.

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.