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State NAACP concerned about gang legislation

Posted June 6, 2008

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— The North Carolina State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sent an open letter to state lawmakers Friday objecting to anti-gang legislation being considered at the General Assembly.

The group stated it wants to make sure the final gang bill includes prevention programs, not just punishment.

The Street Gang Prevention Act would increase penalties for gang members convicted of crimes – actions that now are misdemeanors would become felonies, for example – and would make recruiting youths into gangs a crime in itself.


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  • enoughsenough Jun 9, 2008

    NAACP is pro gang.

  • futbalfantic Jun 9, 2008

    One of the few things that I will agree with the NAACP about

  • JuanGrande v3.0 Jun 6, 2008

    darned if you do..... darned if you don't.....

  • WooHoo2You Jun 6, 2008

    How is fighting crime a race issue? I thought there were gangs for every creed / color / race / religion...