E-mails misrepresent NAACP's position on Dunbar Village case
A series of viral e-mails circulating the Internet the past several days distort and misrepresent the NAACP’s stance on the Dunbar Village gang rape case that began last June in south Florida.
The NAACP does not condone violence against anyone. Any suggestion to the contrary is not credible in light of the Association’s long history of opposing violence against all persons.
In fact, it was the West Palm Beach Branch NAACP and area churches, among others, that provided assistance in the relocation of the victims in this horrific and inexplicable criminal matter.
“The NAACP cares deeply that justice be applied equally, without regards to race, but cares just as deeply that guilty parties be held accountable for their actions,” said Adora Obi Nweze, president of the Florida State Conference, NAACP.
The NAACP National Office nor the Florida NAACP have taken any formal position on the case and both believe this situation will benefit from well meaning, interested parties allowing the facts to become further known and letting defense lawyers do their work.
“The lives of the victims in this case are irrevocably altered in the worst way,” said NAACP Interim President & CEO Dennis Courtland Hayes. “While we respect the judicial process and implore that equal justice be rendered for all involved, we must also focus on ending the continuing plague of violence in our communities.”
The NAACP and its affiliates will continue to closely monitor the proceedings and details of this case, said West Palm Beach Branch NAACP President Maude Ford Lee, who added, “Earlier reports that my remarks support the heinous acts of the guilty parties could not be further from the truth.”
--For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgOkay. I'm just gonna go with two sentences out of this press release:
"The NAACP National Office nor the Florida NAACP have taken any formal position on the case..."
No formal position? What do you call WPB NAACP chapter president Maude Ford Lee and NAACP attorney Richard Keith Alan II appearing on the steps of the prosecutor's office with Al Sharpton and the families of the defendants in front of a gaggle of reporters demanding that they be offered bail like the defendants in the Boca Raton case? Don't take my word for it. Watch the video for yourself.
"In fact, it was the West Palm Beach Branch NAACP and area churches, among others, that provided assistance in the relocation of the victims in this horrific and inexplicable" criminal matter.
Oh really? Prove it. I know that the St. Ann Catholic Church has provided some assistance, they are receiving donations to the victim's fund. I also know that when the NAACP's national office was called, they said "its not part of our mission". So I'd like to know exactly what assistance the WPB NAACP branch has rendered to relocate the victims. Spell it out. Did you donate money, did you find her a place to live? Because I have a really hard time believing that this chapter that joined with Al Sharpton in this ill advised, ill timed and irresponsible press conference would have done that after helping the victim of this horrific crime.