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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NAACP to Police: Stop Macing Students

Mace and pepper spray may be accepted tools for adult crowd policing, but police who use them on students are going too far. That's the message of NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, who, in response to reports that more than 200 of Birmingham, Ala.'s African-American high school students have been on the receiving end of these law-enforcement strategies, said in a statement today, "As long as we continue to treat students like criminals, they should grow up to become criminals."

Specifically, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization wants Birmingham Mayor William Bell to ban the use of mace and order the police to develop fairer policing policies for schoolchildren. From the NAACP statement:

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

would he rather the police use batons or bullets? in my experience, people grow up to be criminals because they were raised to act like criminals.

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to mace Todd Jealous,he needs to shut the hell up.

Anonymous said...

He's just jealous.

Anonymous said...

It does not matter Joe Biden wants to put ya-all back in chains anyway.

Anonymous said...

And what would you like to do?

Anonymous said...

the ole race card , if they break the law then mace em pepper spray em or what ever. The color of the skin make NO difference.

Anonymous said...

Well, when they act like criminals and break the law like criminals, they get treated like criminals.

Anonymous said...

Hey NAACP I have a novel idea!! Tell your gangs and flash mobs to quit being criminals and thugs. Notice the liberal media calls them flash mobs instead of gangs or terrorist.

Anonymous said...

For once in my adult life I am proud to say that I agree with the NAACP. Yes quit macing students. Start shooting them!!

Anonymous said...

I know where that illiterate Mary Ashanti gets her marching orders from. Right out of their play book.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why people can't take the blame for their actions anymore? They run and hide behind an organization who fuels hate based on race, and cry that they are getting punished for doing wrong. Here is an idea....STOP DOING WRONG. We have been given this great thing called a brain and should be able to decipher between right and wrong, it isn't that hard really...

Anonymous said...

SU anyone?