NC NAACP: Non-Indictment Of Wilson Is Indictment Of System

Nov 25, 2014

The Rev. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP, addressed reporters on Tuesday morning.
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Leaders of North Carolina’s NAACP are expressing their disappointment in the decision to not indict Ferguson, Missouri white officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Reverend William Barber spoke at a press conference in Durham this morning. He said that the decision to not indict Wilson is an indictment of the system itself.

“And we're plagued with it here. It's an indictment, right here, on the system in North Carolina. Racial profiling is real in this state,” he said.

Barber railed on the judicial system, saying that it perpetuates the criminalization of black men. The NAACP is calling for more police oversight and for body cameras on officers.

Barber said he and other leaders will travel to Ferguson later this week to begin a 100-mile protest march from St. Louis to Jefferson, Missouri. 

Protests and vigils in response to the decision are scheduled throughout the Triangle this evening.