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Re-affirming 1991 Resolution on Police Brutality

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

WHEREAS, this organization has always taken action to eradicate injustice and inequality; and

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

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the National NAACP continue to take a stand to initiate and hold appropriate authorities accountable for investigations and, when necessary, take legal action against police brutality and negligence; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Chiefs of Police be held accountable to elected public officials who will have responsibility to hire and fire Chiefs of Police who are in violation of accountability resulting from police brutality; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP requests in every jurisdiction establishment of citizen police review commissions with said commissions having powers, duties and responsibilities comparable to other human relations commissions already existing in some jurisdictions, and that all units take an active role in addressing this issue.

Derrick Lewis - Youth & College Hero

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