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NAACP chief urges policing reform

Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 01:03

The President of the NACCP says police misconduct against African Americans is part of the larger problem of criminalizing and arresting young black men. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) says incidents of police brutality and misconduct against African Americans are directly linked to the arrests and criminalization of young black men en "mass". Cornell Brooks told the CBS News program "Face the Nation" on Sunday (December 7) that the police shootings which have inspired nationwide protests in recent months are systematic of a much larger "narrative" in U.S. race relations. "We simply can't treat these as individual incidents, to be assessed in that way without talking about larger reform in terms of passing the federal End Racial Profiling Act, having a national standard for the use of excessive force, looking at and implementing a body camera policy, and again fundamentally changing our policing model," Brooks said.

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NAACP chief urges policing reform

Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 01:03