Tag Archives: Police Brutality

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.

Doesn’t Matter If Scott Had A Gun Or Not

Charlotte NAACP President: ‘It Doesn’t Really Matter’ If Keith Lamont Scott Had a Gun – Breitbart

On Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP President Minister Corine Mack argued that “it doesn’t really matter” if Keith Lamont Scott had a gun when he was shot by police. Mack said that the police should release video of the Scott incident.

NAACP On Terence Crutcher Killing

NAACP Statement on Fatal Shooting of Terence Crutcher During Police Encounter in Tulsa, OK | Press Room

“Yesterday, the Tulsa Police Department released video footage, captured from three different views, that shows two officers fatally shooting Terence Crutcher, 40, of Tulsa, during a traffic stop. Crutcher was shot after walking to his car with his hands up. The video footage of Crutcher’s death tragically and horrifically shows us the futility of our cry: “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”

Racial Profiling

Lima NAACP wants Justice Dept. probe of local law enforcement over racial profiling allegations

The Lima Chapter of the NAACP held a news conference Friday accusing local law enforcement of racial profiling. “We are protesting the systemic oppression of law enforcement that is aimed at the minority population, especially toward African American males. Racial profiling and sentences disparities amongst minorities in the judicial system are at an all time high,” said Rev.

Police Violence Conversation in Charleston

Charleston NAACP hosts conversation about police violence

The Charleston branch of the NAACP put aside its regular business Thursday night to host a public discussion on police violence and its symptoms in black communities. About 30 people participated – three Charleston police officers, representatives of the police department’s Illumination Project and residents.

Gov Speaks At Convention

John Kasich addresses NAACP convention in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – Ohio Gov. John Kasich will take the stage shortly at the NAACP annual convention in Cincinnati. The governor’s remarks will come one day before presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who is scheduled to address the group Monday morning. Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump declined an invitation to speak at the event.

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.”