In a story by CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart, State Senator-elect Marilyn Moore says “If there were an NAACP in place, there would be a point place for people to go and organize and have direction. People want to do more than just march. They want to put together some plan and solution. … If it’s not the NAACP, where is the leadership taking on these issues? People are calling me asking, ‘Who do I go to? Who should I see?’ ” From Lockhart:
The silence from Bridgeport’s NAACP branch has been deafening following the two court cases involving police use of deadly force in Ferguson and New York.
Minority leaders nationwide have expressed outrage over the exoneration of police in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. Meanwhile, Bridgeport’s contingent of the National Association For the Advancement of Colored People is consumed with reorganizing and emerging from a state takeover in April 2013.
Full story here.
For background on local NAACP issues see here.