Blog — Criminal Justice

NAACP Delegation Meets with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Address Gun Violence

NAACP Interim President and CEO, Lorraine Miller was a part of a delegation that met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to discuss ways to fight gun violence.


A Win in the Fight Against Racial Profiling

We already knew this to be a moral certainty, but now a federal court agrees: New York's controversial Stop and Frisk policy is a violation of our constitutional rights.


Veto Proof Victory Against Stop and Frisk in New York

Last night, the New York City Council voted in favor of the Community Safety Act--effectively ending the Stop and Frisk policy in NYC. Last year, the NAACP led thousands of activists on a silent march through the streets on NYC to Mayor Bloomberg's residence. We marched along with dozens of other progressive organizations to demand an end to New York City's stop and frisk policy.


NY State NAACP, Partners, Urge Action on Racial Profiling

New York State Conference of the NAACP, joined by 1199 SEIU, the National Action Network, and the NYCLU sent a letter to the members of the New York City Council encouraging them to vote yes on several policing bills that are a part of the Community Safety Act


NAACP President Ben Jealous Visits Morning Joe

NAACP President Ben Jealous and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, appeared on MSNBC's the Morning Joe show to talk about restoring the vote of formerly incarcerated citizens in Virginia.


Recap: NAACP Leadership 500 Summit

Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference


Invest to Educate, Not Incarcerate

The NAACP Criminal Justice department just released the 2013 "Misplaced Priorities Toolkit." Mass incarceration is an epidemic that disproportionately impacts African Americans, who comprise 13% of the U.S. population but represent over 37% of those behind bars. Click here to read the entire report.


Redemption & Second Chances: Eliminating Employment Barriers for Previously Incarcerated Individuals

Every year over 700,000 people return home from prison and jail, looking for an opportunity to rebuild their lives and put the past behind. Providing opportunities for successful reentry of previously incarcerated people is no longer a problem this country can ignore.


Ending the Death Penalty in Delaware

The Delaware State Senate voted 11-10 on a bill to repeal the death penalty in the state.


The Road to Restoration

Felony disenfranchisement puts this nation on the wrong side of democracy.


A Step Towards Abolishing the Maryland Death Penalty

This morning, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and Maryland NAACP State Conference President Gerald Stansbury met with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley at the Maryland State House to discuss the future of the death penalty in Maryland.


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