Message from the NAACP on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown
Thursday, August 14, 2014
|By now we've all seen the shocking, horrifying images and videos of the Ferguson and St. Louis County police department responses over the death of Michael Brown. It is clear they are more interested in intimidation than pursuing justice and the truth. |
But our work to discover the truth about Michael Brown's death continues unabated. Our hearts ache for the Brown family, and our anger, sadness, and frustration drive us forward to ensure a full, unrestricted, unencumbered investigation by the FBI is performed, and justice is served.
If you're like me and you can't let the shooting of another young, unarmed black man by police go unanswered, here's what you can do to help right now:
If you have information on the Michael Brown shooting, share it here.
We are united with one voice in support of justice in this case, and we will not allow Michael Brown's death to be swept under the rug.
There is a disturbing lack of action and answers about the circumstances of the shooting, and we're doing something about it. The NAACP petitioned the FBI to take the case, and they are now on the ground. We are providing a safe outlet for people with information on the case to come forward and be heard.
Stay up to date on our work on the ground.
We're working with the St. Louis County and city branches, the Missouri Youth and College Division, and the Missouri State Conference of the NAACP to get answers to some serious questions: Why was Michael Brown shot in the first place? Why has the response to potential witnesses dragged on, while the response to community gatherings has been so swift and intimidating? Stay up to date by visiting our "Justice for Michael Brown" page.
Share our "I support justice for Michael" graphic on social media.
Continue spreading the word that we are united with one voice in support of justice in this case, and we will not allow Michael Brown's death to be swept under the rug. Every tweet, Facebook share, and conversation moves us a step closer to justice. We're honored to have your support and help.
Cornell William Brooks
President and CEO
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