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Demand the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Michael Brown’s shooting

From: Cornell William Brooks
President and CEO
NAACP

On Tuesday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced the formation of the Ferguson Commission. Its goal is to make the community a “stronger, fairer place for everyone to live.”

We’re thrilled Governor Nixon—in the second year of his second term—has finally recognized the need to address the social and economic hardships plaguing so many of his constituents.

But, Michael Brown’s killer remains free. The investigation into Michael’s death is still being led by a prosecutor with deep ties to local police.

A panel won’t change those facts. Only one thing will.

Take action now: Tweet Governor Nixon and Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. Demand the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Michael Brown’s shooting.

Tweet them now.

If justice for Michael is to be achieved, a special prosecutor must be appointed in this case.

The nation is still angry, and we have every right to be. We have every right to demand fairness under the law and deep institutional changes that can save lives and build trust between our communities and law enforcement. If this commission is to be effective then it must first advocate for justice for Michael Brown, for ending racial profiling, and for desperately needed reviews of police practices.

I traveled to St. Louis to join our brothers and sisters participating in a weekend of peaceful protests that will ensure the issues of racial profiling and police brutality aren’t simply swept under the rug. We must keep the pressure on decision makers to do the right thing.

Without an unbiased, transparent investigation into Michael Brown’s shooting, justice cannot be served.

Send your tweet to Governor Nixon and state Attorney General Koster now:

http://action.naacp.org/We-Need-Justice

In solidarity,

Cornell William Brooks
President and CEO
NAACP

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