Nevada activists protest Missouri police shooting

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Updated: 8/26 6:28 am

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Local activists and leaders of the NAACP in Nevada are joining the call for the immediate arrest of a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old Missouri man.

Officials for the Nevada NAACP and the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada delivered letters with their demands to the U.S. attorney offices in Reno and Las Vegas on Monday while Michael Brown was eulogized at his funeral in St. Louis.

In addition to arresting officer Darren Wilson, the Nevada letter calls for the firing of the Ferguson police chief and the appointment of a special prosecutor in the case.

They also want Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a nationwide investigation of systemic police brutality and harassment they say is widespread in minority communities nationally.

 

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TheGumption - 8/25/2014 1:36 PM
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NAACP... What a farce! Their philosophy is black thugs can break the law, attack cops and have no consequences for their own actions. BS! The media is just as bad. Why keep reporting this attacker as unarmed? Prior to his death, which was the result of his own actions that night, he had not been patted down. Any suspect is considered armed until proven otherwise through a pat down. The officer would have been right to assume Brown was armed at the time of the shooting. The NAACP apparently has no issue with a 6'4", 292lb man severely injuring a cop. This punk jumped the cop and bashed his face in, fracturing his eye socket. Witnesses, aside from his strong-arm robbery buddy and family, have stated that Michael Brown was rushing the cop when he was shot. It is beyond reasonable to think that this giant of a man who already bashed in the cops face had intent to do him further harm or kill him and the cop was defending himself against that threat. If the NAACP wants to be taken seriously they need to stop being supporters of thugs and criminals and instead come out strongly for personal responsibility and accountability. Michael Brown was the architect of his own death. Only racist fools would continue to hold up thugs and criminals as heroes.

tikidianne - 8/25/2014 12:58 PM
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I'm sorry, but you don't get harassed by police for NO reason!!!! Break the law or give them trouble-- you're going to get trouble in return!!!
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