NAACP Defense Fund

from video shot by bystander

Hundreds of Salisbury University students stood quietly yesterday -- many of them wearing black.

They were protesting the decision by a New York City grand jury not to indict a white police officer whose chokehold was involved in the death of Eric Garner.

The campus NAACP rallied against what the students see as a pattern of police brutality against black suspects like Garner.

Alexis Lee, a historian for the student NAACP, said 24 black men and women have experienced similar fates since 1999.

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Senator Chris Coons has privately apologized to Delaware’s African American Community for voting against President Obama’s nominee to head up the civil rights division.

The Gannett Washingtion Bureau reports that two people who attended a recent meeting said that Coons agreed to reverse his March 5th vote against Debo Adegbile.

The nominee became controversial after defending Mumia Abu-Jamal who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer.