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The NAACP in North Carolina is awfully busy these days, with a series of racially-motivated incidents that are leading to very public disputes. Most recently, a police shooting has led to calls by NAACP leadership for a more thorough investigation, and the group appears to be convinced that authorities are not being forthright in their disclosure.
The NAACP in North Carolina has been one of the more active chapters around the country, taking on the long history of racism that exists in that state. It is also the state that refused to compensate black women who were sterilized against their will over a 40-year period. It appears that the NAACP has a lot of work to do, and we certainly wish them well. BlackBlueDog.com tells the story:
The North Carolina State NAACP is demanding answers in the case of an unarmed Black man that was shot by Hendersonville police. The state NAACP has filed a federal law suit.
NAACP state president, William Barber II, asked some tough questions at a press conference. The three officers who were implicated have not been criminally charged and Barber wanted to know why. Barber also asked that N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper should insist that the SBI (State Bureau of Investigation) release a report that details its investigation of the shooting.
“At least three officers acted as though they were in a war zone and not in a community,” Barber said.