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Black Press of America, Other Civil Rights Groups, Declare ‘Police Brutality State of Emergency’

By Hazel Trice Edney


nnpa_about_slider1( – As U. S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch takes on yet another case involving a police killing of an unarmed Black man, the nation’s largest trade association of Black-owned newspapers and media companies has declared that America is in a police brutality state of emergency.

“Millions of our readers across the nation are once again outraged at the latest fatal incidents of police brutality in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina. These are not isolated incidents, but are a deadly national pattern of police violence and prosecutorial misconduct.  A state of emergency now exists in Black America,” said a joint statement issued to the press from the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), which represents 211 newspapers in 32 states.

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