Birmingham Petition UpdateAugust 29, 2012
This week, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell had a productive conversation regarding the controversial use of mace by Birmingham Police Department officers against students in Birmingham city schools.
The two leaders agreed to begin informal conversations in an effort to find a meaningful resolution to the conflict that will improve the learning environment for the entire Birmingham community.
In the interest of progress and cooperation, the NAACP is suspending its petition drive until further notice.