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  • NAACP Blames Cop Killings On Guns Not Sharpton, DeBlasio

    12/23/2014 5:27:08 PM PST · by raptor22 · 48 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Crime: Talking about a war on cops motivated by race-baiting is mere "conjecture," according to the NAACP, which says that the assassination of two New York cops is an "example of the need for strict gun-control measures." After the tragic death of Eric Garner while resisting arrest, Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers how he had warned his biracial son to be wary of cops who, in any confrontation, might misinterpret his actions in a way they would not with a white suspect. Cops are the enemy, not the criminals they try to protect you from. Well, on Friday...
  • NAACP chief: Don't blame Democrats for NYPD shootings

    12/21/2014 6:20:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 131 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/14 | Justin Sink
    The head of the NAACP said it is “not fair” for the leader of a prominent police union and former Gov. George Pataki (R-N.Y.) to blame Democratic politicians for the deaths of two New York City police officers. “I don’t believe it’s fair to link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protest and aspirations of many people across the country, including the attorney general, the mayor, and the president is simply not fair,” Cornell William Brooks, the president of the NAACP, told CBS's “Face the Nation.” Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed...
  • NAACP: NYPD Officer Executions ‘Show Need for Sensible Gun Control’

    12/21/2014 3:26:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 128 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 20 the NAACP Legal Fund issued a press release saying the execution of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos show “the need for sensible gun control.” According to the release, we need also “need to thoughtfully address untreated mental illness.” One thing the NAACP Legal Fund’s release said we don’t need to do is to “suggest a causal link between between these killings and the recent protests and activism focused on the serious issue of police violence against unarmed African Americans.” They suggest that pushing such a “causal link” may escalate “an already tense state through rumor...
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  • Dispute Over Restaurant Bill Results in SoFla Brawl

    12/17/2014 3:39:42 AM PST · by Islander7 · 31 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | By Cherine Akbari
    A fight over a bill at a popular South Florida restaurant spiraled into a brawl Sunday, as angry patrons hurled glass mugs, chairs and Christmas ornaments in a melee that left a waiter hospitalized, police say. ---- snip When police arrived, the party that had started the fight left the restaurant and were outside in the parking lot. Multiple witnesses identified several of the patrons as being involved in the brawl, including 29-year-old Roosevelt LaGuerre, 29-year-old Claude Galland, 25-year-old Eurasha Fonseca and 19-year-old Abby Gay Thompson.
  • Philadelphia Police Officer Shoots Suspect in Head During Deadly Struggle

    12/15/2014 10:51:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 99 replies
    NBC Philly ^ | 12-15-14 | Dan Stamm
    The family of a man shot in the head and killed by a Philadelphia police officer sought answers in the hours after the deadly incident during a traffic stop in the city’s Mayfair section. The deadly gunshot rang out around 2:45 a.m. along the 6600 block of Frankford Avenue after police said the suspect reached for a loaded handgun — stolen last year — in his rental car. "I would like to know why the police, law enforcement, has the right to kill instead of disabling," the victim's mother Tanya Dickerson said. "It has to stop, this is enough already."...
  • Philly NAACP elects new North Philly Nation of Islam leader president

    12/09/2014 10:45:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Newsworks ^ | December 9, 2014 | Holly Otterbein
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)The Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP has elected a new president. Minister Rodney Muhammad has led North Philadelphia's Mosque Number 12 of the Nation of Islam for 23 years. He's moving from first vice president to president of the local NAACP chapter. In his new role, he said he would focus on bringing jobs to the city. "Traditionally, we may have stood outside of somebody's business and demanded that people of color have their fair share of jobs," he said. "But I think today we got to think a little beyond that, and think about how to sit down with...
  • NAACP Begins Seven-Day, 120-Mile March from Ferguson to Missouri State Capital

    12/01/2014 5:11:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 30, 2014 | William Bigelow
    The NAACP—disappointed Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the death of Michael Brown despite the evidence exonerating him—has organized and initiated a seven-day, 120-mile march called the “Journey for Justice” from Ferguson, Missouri to the state capital, Jefferson City. Roughly 150 protesters started their trek from the area where Brown was shot, near the Canfield Green Apartments; 100 were expected to make the full march, according to NAACP staff member Jamiah Adams.
  • Obama to Host Meetings with Civil Rights Leaders on Ferguson

    11/30/2014 8:55:44 PM PST · by Mozilla · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2014, 7:34 PM PDT | Kerry Picket
    President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet on Monday with Vice President Joe Biden, his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, and law enforcement officials among others, to discuss the the civil unrest that happened in Ferguson, Missouri. Riots were set off last week in Ferguson and all over the country when the St. Louis County grand jury decided that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, now resigned from the force, would not be indicted in the August 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to be in attendance as well, according to a...
  • NAACP President Upset Officals Treating Ferguson As "Security Crisis" (Short Title)

    11/24/2014 7:19:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Tony Lee
    As Ferguson and cities around the country are on edge for potential unrest after the grand jury's decision on whether to indict officer Darren Wilson is announced, the president of the NAACP said he was disappointed that officials were more concerned about potential riots and violence than about "social justice."
  • NAACP supports Black Republican Lamar Gunn-- GOP Election Stolen by Dixiecrats

    11/23/2014 12:35:50 PM PST · by Moseley · 11 replies
    Delaware Politics ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jahi Issa Ph.D
    On November 17th, 2014, the Delaware N.A.A.C.P Sent this letter to: Governor Jack Markell Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. Biden III U.S. Justice Department, Voting Rights Acts &Civil Rights Division Ms. Elaine Manlove, State Election Commissioner Please consider this a formal complaint and request for an investigation into the November 4, 2014 election for the position of Recorder of Deeds in Kent County Delaware. The Delaware State Conference of Branches of the NAACP is making this request because a candidate who was declared the winner of the Election on November 4, 2014 has had his rights denied. This was brought...
  • NAA(L)CP president "concerned" about Ferguson grand jury decision

    11/23/2014 11:23:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan/
    NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said he was "concerned" about the forthcoming grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case because the prosecutor failed to act upon previous complaints about the Ferguson, Missouri police department and didn't give the jurors sufficient instructions. "We have a prosecutor who had five complaints filed with the Justice Department concerning his police department by the NAACP. He failed to take action. This was before Mike Brown. He then conducts a grand jury, a process where he essentially dumps evidence into the laps of the grand jury with little direction. So are we concerned?...
  • Elite Black Leaders Praise Obama Exec Amnesty that Will Hurt Black Workers

    11/21/2014 11:22:38 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, some of the nation's most prominent black leaders praised President Barack Obama's forthcoming executive amnesty even though granting illegal immigrants work permits will detrimentally impact black workers. At the National Press Club, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said he applauded Obama for his executive amnesty, saying amnesty is not only about the "economic status of workers" but also about "compassion." He said it is "crucial to provide documentation" to all of the nation's illegal immigrants and declared that the NAACP stands with big-business interests and ethnic and social justice organizations in pushing for a more permanent comprehensive amnesty...
  • Justice Department Sent Community Relations Service Agents to Ferguson at the Request of the NAACP

    11/21/2014 9:13:38 AM PST · by shove_it · 8 replies
    GovernmentSecrets ^ | 30 Oct 2014
    Full headline: "Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal Justice Department Sent Community Relations Service Agents to Ferguson at the Request of the NAACP" ~snip~ Set up under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the secretive CRS, whose agents are required by law to “conduct their activities in confidence,” reportedly has greatly expanded its role under President Barack Obama. Though the agency claims to use “impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution procedures,” the documents obtained by Judicial Watch suggest that the unit deployed to Ferguson took an active role in working with those demanding the prosecution of police officer Wilson. From...
  • NAACP lashes out at new Nevada Assembly speaker. (Nevada)

    11/21/2014 7:09:06 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 11/20/2014 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — The Reno-Sparks NAACP is asking the Nevada State Assembly Republican Caucus to reconsider its recent unanimous election of Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, as speaker after questionable comments attributed to him were reported by a Reno newspaper. “We understand that the caucus has many newly elected members who may not be as familiar with Mr. Hansen’s past as we are,” said branch President Jeffrey Blanck. “They need to know he has beaten the drum of intolerance for decades. “We do not ask anyone to take our word for it,” he said. “Take his words. A detailed compendium of...
  • Obama huddles with civil rights leaders

    11/20/2014 6:48:35 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama met with more than a dozen prominent civil and immigration rights activists Thursday ahead of his speech debuting a series of new steps that will extend deportation relief and work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. Attendees at the meeting included AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, NAACP president Cornell Brooks and Al Sharpton. The MSNBC host has come under fire in recent days after The New York Times reported he and his companies were at one point subject to $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens. Also in attendance was Janet Murguía, the head of...
  • Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal Justice Department Sent Community Relations

    11/20/2014 5:51:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11/20/14 | Staff
    From the outset, NAACP condemned alleged “militarized tactics” of Ferguson police, accused police of being “an invading army” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on October 30, it obtained Department of Justice (DOJ) records revealing that the Obama administration sent eight Community Relations Service (CRS) agents to Ferguson, Missouri, at the request of the NAACP immediately following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. The DOJ contingent included CRS Director Grande Lum and Deputy Director Gilbert Moore. Set up under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the secretive CRS, whose agents are required by
  • The Silence of the ‘Colored People’: NAACP says nothing about 3 conservative blacks in congress

    11/20/2014 7:43:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Voters on Election Day chose Tim Scott as South Carolina’s U.S. senator. They also sent Utah’s Mia Love and Texas’s Will Hurd to the U.S. House of Representatives. Thus, the 114th Congress will include three black Republicans. This is a new high-water mark for black Americans. Too bad the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People couldn’t care less. (America’s oldest civil-rights organization still plasters that retrograde expression all over its logo and website.) NAACP has yet to congratulate, acknowledge, or even attack Scott, Love, and Hurd — now America’s three most powerful elected black Republicans. What you hear...
  • NAACP speaker: Don't wait to recognize, fight oppression

    11/09/2014 8:01:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Indiana Pennsylvania Gazette ^ | November 9, 2014 | Chauncey Ross
    Oppression has been a fact of life in America since Europeans first set foot on the continent, and for as long as there have been oppressors and victims, there have been a third group of people — those who stood by and did nothing — according to the guest speaker at the Indiana County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet. Dr. challenged the audience even with the title of her talk, “Is There Justice For All?” on Saturday evening at the Indiana Holiday Inn. Native Americans were the first victims in the western world, she said. Victims of genocide. Then African-Americans, pressed...
  • St. Louis rolls out new program to hire minority police officers

    11/08/2014 6:33:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KPLR-TV ^ | November 8, 2014 | Shirley Washington
    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is working in collaboration with the NAACP St. Louis Branch, the St. Louis Public Safety Department, and the Ethical Society of Police to recruit more minority police officers to the force. The City has been working on the initiative for months. However, the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on, August 9, 2014, gave the plan a greater sense of urgency. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn the qualifications needed to become a St. Louis police officer and how to help improve the relationship between law enforcement...
  • NAACP Ignores Mia Love, Tim Scott in Post-Election Report

    11/08/2014 5:37:31 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    There is no mention of Tim Scott or Mia Love’s historic wins this election cycle in the statement. As you can see, it’s mostly about the Voting Rights Act.
  • NAACP: Tillis won because of voter law, not policies

    11/07/2014 3:48:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    WRAL ^ | 11/06/14 | Matthew Burns
    **SNIP** Putting his own spin on the election results that saw gains for conservative candidates throughout much of the nation, state NAACP President Rev. William Barber said Tillis' "narrow victory" was a repudiation of his policies, not a validation of them. Barber said there were widespread reports of voting problems – the State Board of Elections said the election ran rather smoothly – and the shortened early-voting period and the elimination of same-day registration affected thousands of North Carolina voters. "The magnitude of the problem may not be far from the margin of victory (for Tillis)," he said. The NAACP...
  • NAACP Completely Ignores Election of Pro-Life Blacks in Election Statement

    11/07/2014 7:38:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/7/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-abortion NAACP is coming under fire for completely ignoring the election of pro-life African-America candidates in Tuesday’s election. The venerable civil rights group is increasingly pushing its abortion agenda and has been embroiled in a lawsuit seeking to deny free speech rights to a prominent black pro-life advocate. The NAACP has also attempted to intimidate LifeNews into ceasing its reporting of its pro-abortion position and activities. Not only did pro-life candidates win huge election victories across the board last night, but black pro-life candidates won as well and helped undermine false criticism from the other side that somehow the...
  • GOP official goes off on NAACP for ignoring Mia Love and Tim Scott

    11/06/2014 6:07:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Thursday addressed the Nov. 4 midterm elections in a statement that failed to make any mention of the historic wins of Congresswoman-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. Love is not only the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, but she is also the first African-American woman running as a Republican to be elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Sen. Scott’s victory on Tuesday makes him the first African-American senator to win an election in the South since the Reconstruction. Shortly after the NAACP released its Nov. 4 statement, which was...
  • Spokesman Slams NAACP for ‘Unacceptable’ Conduct He Says Proves ‘How Out of Date They Are’

    11/06/2014 5:42:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Three Percent Nation ^ | November 6, 2014 | Emmanuel
    A spokesman for the Republican National Committee turned to Twitter Thursday evening to slam the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for seemingly failing to congratulate Tim Scott and Mia Love on their historic midterm election wins Tuesday. “Can we take a moment to understand how the @NAACP didn’t congratulate the first black person ever elected to both the House and Senate?” RNC deputy press secretary Raffi Williams tweeted, adding that the group is “failing the black community by only supporting Dems.” can we take a moment to understand how the @NAACP didnt congratulate the first black person...
  • (Tim) Scott On ‘F’ Grade From NAACP: ‘It’s Because I Believe That Progress Has To Be Made’

    11/06/2014 9:48:29 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-6-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Bridget Johnson November 6, 2014 The first African-American senator to be elected from the South since reconstruction made dual history Tuesday as Tim Scott (R-S.C.) won the seat to which he was appointed after Jim DeMint’s retirement. Scott is also the first black senator to be elected in both the House and the Senate. “South Carolina voters vote their values and their issues and not my complexion. This is a great sign for what’s happening throughout the south. But certainly, a fantastic sign for the evolution that has occurred in South Carolina,” Scott told MSNBC this morning. His win versus...
  • Desperate Democrats resort to race-baiting to spur black vote

    10/31/2014 9:46:40 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 9 replies
    Wash. Times ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The spate of campaign fliers that use images of lynchings, Jim Crow laws and the recent racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, to urge blacks to vote in next week’s election somehow failed to grab the attention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.The NAACP headquarters in Washington wasn’t prepared to answer questions about the fliers and mailers circulated in black communities in Georgia, Maryland and North Carolina, despite widespread news coverage of it for the past week.“Can you send the photos of the literature and tell me the exact states they have been distributed in so that...
  • Soros Donates $1 Mil to NAACP to Promote Voter Fraud

    10/28/2014 12:01:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The NAACP has been a hollow organization for a while. Its membership may or may not exist, but it’s so small that it represents a tiny fraction of African-Americans. ... There’s a reason why Obama took a pass at appearing before the NAACP. It’s a dying organization being kept alive as a front for various lefty causes that have nothing to do with black people or that black people oppose, like illegal immigration and gay rights, and because its legacy is useful to provide cover on voter fraud issues. Now the Democratic Party’s favorite anti-Semitic Nazi collaborator is helping the...
  • NAACP:Let’s Create Confusion During the 2014 Election By Deliberately Misleading Voters

    10/23/2014 1:08:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 23, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title: NAACP Speaker’s Alleged Remarks: Let’s Create Confusion During the Nov.2014 Election By Deliberately Misleading Voters According to a letter from a lawyer for the State of North Carolina to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina urged audience members to mislead the NAACP’s own members into believing they do not need to register to vote in advance, or that they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place. Why? The letter alleges: To create confusion and animosity during the upcoming mid-term elections in...
  • URGENT: Leak Shows NAACP Is Planning Mass Fraud on Election Day [DETAILS]

    10/22/2014 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    The government watchdog group Judicial Watch is announcing that they have come across evidence of plans for massive voter fraud set to take place in the lead up to the 2014 midterm elections. Judicial Watch has been involved in the fight against voter fraud across the country, specifically in North Carolina, which is where this voter fraud is planned to occur. A lawyer for the state of North Carolina sent a letter to Judicial Watch, informing them of remarks made by a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in the state. The speaker was encouraging audience members to deliberately mislead...
  • Forensics Show Blood of Michael Brown in Darren Wilson's Police Car, Prove Brown Attacked Wilson

    10/17/2014 6:31:50 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 55 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Aurelius
    Despite some pro-Michael Brown witnesses stating that at no point did Brown and officer Darren Wilson struggle in Wilson's police car, new forensics show that Brown's blood was in the car, on Wilson's gun, and on Wilson's person. According to a witness put forward by the NAACP, the witness “did not see Michael Brown struggling with the police officer inside his car at any point. They did witness the incident from the time it started from the time of the initial stop by the police car.” This is categorically false. The forensics irrefutably show Brown's blood splattered on the car,...
  • NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People

    10/16/2014 4:07:55 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 4 replies
    humanevents ^ | 10/14/14 | Life Legal Defense Foundation
    When the NAACP turned on African-American pro-life advocate, Ryan Bomberger and The Radiance Foundation, slamming them with a frivolous trademark lawsuit, many were surprised. It seemed ironic that the nation’s most prominent black civil rights organization would lash out at those working to “illuminate, educate, and motivate,” especially a group that is led by and works closely with people of color. Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a “friend of the court” amicus brief today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, supporting Bomberger and The Radiance Foundation in the request to have a prejudicial lower court...
  • SC NAACP seeks slavery apology from newspaper

    10/10/2014 5:34:27 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 21 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 09 October 2014 | Steve Crump
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - At first glance, past ads connected to slavery may have you doing a double take. They come from one of the South's oldest newspapers still serving communities in the Carolinas. The Augusta Chronicle's reach extends into towns like North Augusta, South Carolina. That's why state NAACP President Lonnie Randolph wants the paper to issue an apology for content it ran in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • NAACP: Boston Herald to meet offended community

    10/05/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WMUR ^ | October 5, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. —The Boston Branch of the NAACP says the Boston Herald has agreed to meet members of the community outraged by its editorial cartoon meant to satirize the Secret Service after an intruder made it deep into the White House.
  • NAACP To Host “How To Stay Alive When Stopped By A Cop” Forum

    09/15/2014 7:33:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 9/15/14 | Maria Boynton
    In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Atlanta NAACP will begin hosting forum. (snip) Atlanta NAACP President Dr. R.L. White says, “Most of the cops, are good cops but every once in a while one in a basket can spoil the whole thing.” And White says when young black males inadvertently run into one of those cops and they show any kind of temper, “the cop gets angry and thinks he has the right to shoot them or demean them in any way that he can.” White adding,
  • Prison system is failing America by Newt Gingrich and Van Jones

    05/21/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2014 | Newt Gingrich and Van Jones
    The numbers are arresting. If Americans under correctional supervision counted as a city of their own, they would form the largest city in the United States after New York. The number of people in prison, on parole or on probation, 6.9 million Americans, exceeds the populations of the second- and third-largest cities, Los Angeles and Chicago, combined. Or the size of the next four -- Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Antonio -- put together. Thirty-eight U.S. states are home to fewer people than live under the corrections system in this country. There are about as many people behind bars as...
  • NAACP Wants Newly Authorized AR-15 Rifles Straight Outta Compton Schools

    08/28/2014 3:07:00 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 28, 2014 | Eric Owens
    The Compton chapter of the NAACP is demanding that the Compton Unified School District rescind a new policy allowing campus police officers to carry AR-15 rifles while patrolling school grounds. Compton’s school board approved the new policy last month, reports the Los Angeles Times. Campus cops who carry the semi-automatic weapons must receive special training first. Also, “carry” is a very strong word. School district officials have indicated the officers will actually keep the aggressive-looking rifles in the trunks of their patrol cars until some event arises in which the guns are needed
  • Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training

    08/26/2014 1:54:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 26, 2014
    Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States. The coalition of influential and politically-connected Muslim rights groups is demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims. There must also be an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials...
  • Saying Saying Ferguson 'could happen' in Holyoke, Spfld., Talbert Swan calls for special commissions

    08/20/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    Saying that the civil unrest that has followed the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., "could happen" in Springfield as well as Holyoke, the Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Greater Springfield NAACP, has requested that the mayors of these two cities establish a commission in each city to address issues that could prove "a powder keg." "Holyoke and Springfield are two urban centers that have a large population of persons of color," Swan said. "They are also two cities with a sordid...
  • Saggy pants law challenged by critics

    08/20/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 136 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Kristin Giannas
    ......over a month after signing the controversial saggy pants ordinance, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn said Tuesday he no longer supports it..... His stance comes after criticism by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The groups claims to be taking direct action against the city, which can mean a lawsuit, according to Dale Landry, with the NAACP Florida chapter. "I'm sorry, it's going to be black males that are the subject of this," Landry said.
  • NAACP: Michael Brown Shooting 'Front and Center' at the United Nations

    08/13/2014 7:39:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 13, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday. “This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call. According to Shelton, Trayvon Martin’s mother Sabrina Fulton and Jordan Davis’s father Ron Davis told their stories about losing their teenage children in shootings in each of the pre-briefings of the process. “I think that everyone was outraged and horrified to hear that, yet again, it had happened in St. Louis, Missouri,”...
  • 'No justice, no peace': Hundreds gather to protest death of 18-year-old black teen ...

    08/10/2014 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 46 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/10/2014 | A. GREG and ASHLEY COLLMAN
    A black teen whose shooting death sparked riots in his St Louis community yesterday was killed after getting into a fight with a cop, police say.
  • Maine Governor to "Boycott NFL" Following Weak Punishment of Ray Rice

    08/09/2014 1:20:21 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 45 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Christine Rousselle
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is not thrilled with the way the NFL has handled the suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, and said today on a radio show that he intends on boycotting the NFL and will be sending NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell a letter criticizing the relatively light punishment Rice received for beating his fiancé unconscious. "They care so little about our women and our children that they’re going to hire these barbarians who go and hit their wives and their kids and they’re gonna get a slap on the hand? And some guy got a year...
  • With Friends Like Democrats, Black Americans Don't Need Any Enemies

    07/24/2014 6:33:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    Union president, Lee Saunders, of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees sent a letter to the United Negro College Fund President Michael Lomax announcing that the union was severing ties with UNCF because he accepted a donation of $25 million dollars from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation and spoke at a Koch-funded summit. In a letter, Lee Saunders wrote that he was “deeply troubled” by Michael Lomax’s decision to accept $25 million from David and Charles Koch. He assumed that by accepting those funds Mr. Lomax was “in no way supporting or lending the name...
  • Detroit Residents of All Colors Need to Pay Their Water Bills

    07/23/2014 6:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    There’s nothing in the United States Constitution stating Americans have the right not to pay their bills. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to our nation, notes the only unalienable rights we have are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet thousands of Detroit residents think they have the right not to pay their water bills and demand their water remain on. About 80,000 residential water accounts are past due to the tune of $43 million. The audacity of freeloaders! Detroit is an $18 billion bankrupt mess, struggling quite literally to keep the lights on and...
  • Rally Planned Over Noose Found Hanging at Worcester Post Office

    07/19/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 19 | Lara Salahi
    A community rally is planned early next week in Worcester after a noose was spotted hanging in the employee area of the city’s post office, the Worcester Telegram reports. ...The US inspector general’s office is conducting a federal investigation into the case.
  • U.S. attorney general to support Ohio voting-rights lawsuit

    07/15/2014 7:37:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to support an effort to overturn a Republican-passed election law that eliminates days from Ohio's early-voting period and ends same-day registration. In an interview with ABC News’ Pierre Thomas, Holder said he expects to making filings in cases challenging Ohio and Wisconsin election laws. Holder told Thomas that he would “use every power that I have, every ability that I have, as attorney general, to defend that right to vote.” Pointing out that it was 50 years ago that three young civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi, Holder told Thomas that...
  • NAACP lays out five point plan to reduce gun violence

    07/15/2014 7:28:20 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 42 replies
    RI Future.org ^ | July 15, 2014 | Steve Ahlquist
    Grown-up time means Jim Vincent, president of the Rhode Island NAACP, calling a news conference on the steps of the Garrahy Judicial Complex in response to a drive-by shooting in Chad Brown late Tuesday night in which five people were injured. The NAACP, in consultation with other neighborhood groups, issued a “Call to Action,” demanding that Providence Mayor Angel Taveras call a leadership conference to discuss solutions to a problem that is putting families and children at risk. In addition to the leadership conference the NAACP also called upon Governor Chafee to direct the Governor’s Workforce Board “to establish targeted...
  • Black Conservatives to Hold Event to Counter Annual NAACP Conference

    07/15/2014 11:19:24 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 15 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Black conservatives will hold a conference in the same hotel in Las Vegas as the NAACP conference next week. This comes after conservative Deneen Borelli was denied booth space at the conference the past two years. Townhall reported: For two years the NAACP has denied a request by conservative author Deneen Borelli to speak at their annual conference. When Borelli, who is an employee of the conservative group FreedomWorks, attempted to pay for booth space at last year’s National NAACP conference in Florida, they were told there was no room for them despite plenty of exhibit space remaining open. This...
  • Lawyers spar over effects of NC's elections overhaul

    07/08/2014 8:02:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    thestate.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Anne Blythe
    WINSTON-SALEM --- The legal fight over some of the more controversial provisions of North Carolina's elections overhaul bill brought an array of arguments and a crowd of lawyers to a federal courtroom Monday. The U.S. Justice Department, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union, the League of Women Voters and lawyers representing seven college students testing a novel legal argument all hope to persuade a U.S. district judge to block provisions of the 2013 law until their lawsuits have been heard. The lawyers said the new provisions could have a discriminatory effect on their clients in the statewide election in...