The N&O is reporting that the state NAACP and its president, William Barber, are back in the news. Reporter Titan Barksdale: “The NAACP filed a complaint today with the N.C. State Bar alleging that an assistant district attorney in Wilson mishandled the murder case of a 21-year-old Wilson man.”
Rev. Barber’s statement: “We must fight for justice across the board, irregardless [sic] of class and irregardless of race.”
That would be, it’s worth remembering, the same state NAACP that:
--Demanded a gag order against defense attorneys in the case, with the head of its Legal Redress Committee suggesting that the defense attorneys, not Mike Nifong, had committed ethical misconduct;
--Published an 82-point guilt-presuming memorandum of law riddled with factual errors and unfounded speculation;
--Remained silent as Nifong ordered the DPD to violate its own procedures and conduct a third photo lineup confined to suspects only.
“Justice across the board,” indeed.
Hat tip: C.K.