Mary Ashanti

Local News
10:05 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Police Oversight Board Comes Up in Salisbury NAACP Forum


The relations between the community and police in Salisbury took center stage at a forum held by the Wicomico County branch of the NAACP last night.

The gathering at the Chipman Cultural Center featured Charles Phillips a conciliation specialist for the Community Relations Service of the U.S. Justice Department.

During the two horu meeting, there were a number of residents who expressed interest in an oversight board for the police.

Local resident April Jackson said that while she has not been afraid of the police in the past, she is beginning to now.

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9:08 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Salisbury City Council Member Has Reservations About Police Review Board

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This Thursday the Wicomico County NAACP Chapter is holding a community forum that will include a discussion of creating a police review board. But, Salisbury City Council member Shanie Shields, who represents the minority majority district, says she has serious reservations about such a plan.  Delmarva Public Radio's Tom Hunt caught up with her as she prepared to attend the event.

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8:45 am
Mon August 25, 2014

NAACP Forum on Police Relations in Wicomico County

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The Wicomico Branch of the NAACP will be holding a forum on police conduct.

It comes in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

It is to be held at the Chipman Cultural Center Thursday evening with goals to engage citizens in developing strategies to deal with charges of police misconduct as well as sustaining the relationship between police and the community.

In addition, the meeting hopes to address racial profiling.

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9:54 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Salisbury Redistricting Plan Draws Ire and Support

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The Salisbury City Council held a hearing on a proposal to dramatically alter the political landscape by dividing the town up into 5 separate districts.

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8:53 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Salisbury Community Turns Out for Police Conduct Meeting

Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan
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Salisbury residents gathered at First Baptist Church to question law enforcement officials in the wake of three police-involved shootings – two of them fatal.

Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan told the audience that her officers only use deadly force in instances where it is being used against them or against another.

She added those instances are “few and far between”.

In addition some at the meeting raised the prospect of creating a citizen review board.

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8:16 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Two District Solution Moves Ahead in Salisbury City Council


By 3-2 the Salisbury City Council this week ordered the City Attorney to draw up a charter amendment that would redraw the current council districts.

It would create a larger majority-minority district with two council members and a second at-large district with three council members.

In addition…the amendment would eliminate the staggered elections with all council members and the Mayor up for four-year terms in 2015.

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