A Unified Statement of Action to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse

In a joint statement released on Monday, the NAACP joined with 12 other leading national civil and human rights organizations in calling for action and reforms in the wake of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

The letter was signed by NAACP President and CEO, Cornell William Brooks along with leaders from NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Advancement Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Hip Hop Caucus, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, National Action Network, NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Black Women’s Roundtable, National Bar Association, National Urban League, and the Rainbow Push Coalition.

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Resolution Regarding the Murder of Eric Garner

The following resolution was adopted at the 2014 Annual NAACP convention regarding the murder of Eric Garner.

WHEREAS on Thursday, July 17, 2014, Eric Garner, an African American male was in a  place where he had a lawful right to be on the streets of Staten Island, New York; and

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