Oakland officials, NAACP address allegations of abuse and police brutality | abc7news.com

Posted: December 17, 2010 by scaryhouse in Bad Cops, FOIA-Freedom of Information Act, Local Issues, Police Misconduct, Terrible Wrongs - Other Cases, The Causes of Wrongful Convictions, Uncategorized

Cecilia Vega

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Heavy-hitters met in Oakland in the wake of police shooting and killing a man who turned out to be unarmed. The NAACP, Oakland’s mayor-elect and the city’s police chief are all there addressing allegations of abuse and police brutality.

The goal is to find solutions and ways to stop these officer-involved shootings. Members of the NAACP say the victims of these police shootings have been denied due process.

They say it’s not unique to Oakland and that this is a historic problem that goes back through history to lynching of African-American men and persists today around the country.

They say in the eyes of police in Oakland, the life of an African-American male does not have the same worth as other citizens.

via Oakland officials, NAACP address allegations of abuse and police brutality | abc7news.com.

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