How many more Freddie Grays?

How many more Freddie Grays must there be before racial profiling and police brutality are taken seriously by lawmakers?

The End Racial Profiling Act of 2015 (ERPA) was introduced in Congress just last month. This bill has been introduced and failed twice before at the hands of politicians who don't see the problem with racial profiling.

We can't afford to let another year go by without the critical protections this bill provides.

The only way it'll pass is if we speak up and raise its profile. Lend your Twitter and Facebook feeds to this important message: The ERPA is essential to protecting people of color from discrimination and abuse:
http://action.naacp.org/ISupportERPA

If this bill passes, police departments will finally be held accountable for abusive and biased policing practices that, though committed by a minority of officers, have affected so many in the community.

ERPA will establish a federal definition of racial profiling into state and local law enforcement practices -- and ban it. The bill also requires law enforcement agencies to maintain policies and procedures to eliminate discriminatory practices, and to collect data to enable more thorough investigation into instances of profiling.

We must make sure everyone knows this federal legislation is on the horizon. It's quite literally a matter of life and death.

Spread the word on social media so we can gain as many signatures as possible in support of the End Racial Profiling Act:
http://action.naacp.org/ISupportERPA

In solidarity,
Cornell William Brooks
President and CEO
NAACP

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