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7:11 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Almost 15 Years After Cornel Young Jr.'s Death, How Much Has Changed in Rhode Island?

Mount Hope Neighborhood Association director Ray Watson says communication with police has improved, but concerns remain about racial profiling.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

Recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, have sparked a national focus on police-community relations. At issue is a number of cases in which unarmed black men have been killed during encounters with white police officers. Rhode Island hasn’t seen this much concern about police-community relations since a black police officer was killed in a friendly-fire incident almost 15 years ago. So how much things have changed?

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RI News
3:03 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

NAACP Providence Calls For Investigation Of Possible Excessive Police Force

Police handcuff a protester at a recent rally in Providence, held in response to actions in Ferguson, Missouri.
Credit ABC 6 News

Providence NAACP President, Jim Vincent, is calling for an investigation of the Providence and State police. 

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RI News
8:18 am
Mon July 15, 2013

The Rhode Island NAACP Reacts To Verdict in Zimmerman Trial

The president of the Providence chapter of the NAACP says he was saddened, but not entirely shocked, by the George Zimmerman verdict.   The Florida neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted over the weekend in the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen.  The NAACP is calling on the Justice Department to investigate Zimmerman for possible civil rights violations.

Jim Vincent, president of the Providence chapter of the NAACP, struggled to come to terms with the Zimmerman verdict Sunday, is headed to Orlando, Florida for the group’s annual meeting.
 

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