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Re-affirming 1991, 1996 and 2000 Resolutions on “Police Brutality”

WHEREAS, the NAACP has always stood for justice and equality; and

WHEREAS, the NAACP continually takes action to eradicate injustice; and

WHEREAS, this nation remains faced daily with unfair and unjust police; and

WHEREAS, the lives of American citizens, particularly African American citizens, are taken by excessive use of force.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP re-affirm its past resolutions of 1991, 1996 and 2000; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NAACP maintain its stand to initiate and to hold appropriate authorities, including prosecutors, accountable for investigations of police brutality and when necessary, take action against police brutality; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP advocate in every jurisdiction, establishment of citizen review commissions and/or Police Trial Boards with said boards or commissions have powers, duties and responsibilities, including subpoena power, and that all units take an active role in addressing this issue.

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