NAACP rally focuses on alleged sentencing disparties


Published: Friday, November 05, 2010
By Kim Lanier, Press-Register

FOLEY, Ala. — About 40 people turned out for a rally and news conference this afternoon to bring attention to alleged disparities in sentencing of blacks convicted of crimes.

“In particular, African-Americans seem be receiving the brunt of it, and no one can answer that question and tell us why,” Benard H. Simelton, president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, told the crowd gathered in the parking lot of the Baldwin County Satellite Courthouse in Foley.

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