National NAACP leader: ‘Criminal justice crisis’ brings him to Minneapolis

by Paul Walsh and David Chanen  |  published on November 20, 2015

The head of the national NAACP said Thursday that a “criminal justice crisis” is bringing him to Minneapolis, where he will join with activists angered over the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark, an unarmed black man who was wounded on the street late at night in an encounter with officers.

Cornell William Brooks, president of one of the nation’s oldest and most influential black civil-rights organizations, will attend a rally and candlelight vigil at 4:30 p.m. Friday outside the Police Department’s precinct headquarters in north Minneapolis, where activists have been maintaining a presence since Clark’s shooting a few blocks away early Sunday.

“We are watching the Minneapolis Police Department,” Stephen Green, national youth and college division director for the NAACP, said in a media briefing earlier Thursday outside the police station. “We may be cold, but our hearts are burning for justice.”

  • Faithful American

    The NAACP is ONE of MANY of the BLACK organizations RESPONSIBLE for CREATING “Criminal Justice Crises” EVERYWHERE they GO!!

  • billwhit

    Gee, where are these Racist Blood Sucking Leeches when there is Black on Black Crime, like the kid that got shot in an alley in Chicago? Piss on these Racist cockroaches!

  • donemyhomework

    What a bunch of BS.

  • Dennis B Anderson

    It fails to say why he was shot now doesnt it? Maybe the black community should start taking smart pills Steven Hawking is talking about. Robbery is not an occupation thats a healthy one.

  • Luke

    He should go to the DOJ where the real criminal justice crisis is, or lack of justice..

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