NAACP Worried Over Court System

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Members of the Meridian-Lauderdale County NAACP meet Saturday in downtown Meridian to discuss specific concerns they have.

Members say they are worried about the court system. They believe certain elements of the court system are corrupt.

"There's a long standing in our community of not coming out and voicing our concerns in situations that happen in our lives. if not for people reaching out to the NAACP and other organizations, we would not be able to bring these situations and circumstances to the forefront. we're just asking right now, that we all go into prayer, we meet together as one unified force within the community to bring all of these challenges, all of these situations to pass," says Reverend Milton Johnson, the President of the Meridian-Lauderdale County NAACP.

Members are asking anyone who feels they have been unjustly treated in the court system to reach out to this organization.

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  • by Bubba Location: on my tractor bail'n hay for the horses on Oct 27, 2010 at 10:59 PM
    AND BY THE WAY: yea the soap and food is nasty and junk in jail...but WAKE UP IT IS JAIL! Jail is NOT suppose to be filled with luxery living. YOU DO THE CRIME YOU DO THE TIME. The purpose of Jail is taking Freedom(s) away as a punishment for the CRIME one commits. So that when one is released they may find Freedom a nice reward for staying out of trouble. DUHHHHHH!
  • by Bubba Location: learning a little bit at a time on Oct 27, 2010 at 10:52 PM
    If we are not allowed to have KKK and we are not allowed to have things like the Ole Miss Rebels. Then WHY are we allowed to have things like the NAACP? or the Ole Miss BLACK bears...just wondering. I get tired of being talked about because I am white. White people aren't the ones with race issues. Now days it is the Black population that always pulls the race card first. GET OVER IT. IT IS 2010. IT IS AMERICA. BLACK, WHITE, ASIAN, CANADIAN, HISPANIC, LATION.... WE ARE ALL ACCEPTED HERE.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    If those that went to school were more edumacated about how law works... as schools should be teaching ... rather then all things are race base.. then you wouldnt have fools like NAACP leading sheep as they do.
  • by Amazed Location: Meridian on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:35 AM
    To "Duh"...Fines are a set amount, some are set by the state. It has nothing to do with race. If you get charged with shoplifting, speeding or anything else, your ticket tells you which court to be in on what date and at what time. It is YOUR responsibility to take care of YOUR business. The jail isn't supposed to be the Holiday Inn, it's supposed to make you NOT want to come back. Listen to Peabody! And Paw Paw, you're exactly right. It's not racial discrimination, it's the law of probability. Meridian is majority black, so what does the NAACP expect??
  • by Paw Paw Location: Union on Oct 26, 2010 at 09:53 AM
    The NAACP Thinks No Blacks Are To Be Incarcerated,Thats why You Have all The Home Invasions And Armed robberies In meridian,I Am An Ex Police officer From meridian And when we use To Arrest Blacks Rev. Charles Johnson And Obie Clark Use To Beat The Patrol car To The police dept. To Protest The blacks from being arrested as If they Were To be Exemped from Arrest,After All The national polls says 76 Per Cent Of the Major crimes Commited In The United States Are Commited by Blacks And This Is Not Racial,This Is The Plain Truth,So Get Over It NAACP.
  • by patty mills Location: collinsville on Oct 26, 2010 at 06:47 AM
    I know people think do the crime serve the time. Are you sure that incarcerated human being is guilty? You could face the same fate yourself if you are accused of a crime. No one is exempt from the justice system. They are human beings not animals. PETA protects them but where is our human protectors? It is not a racial issue and everyone has some that loves them out here. It is not black or white it is human beings.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2010 at 07:58 PM
    fact court lawyers are up front .. they pay me 25 bux. that is all the service you get.. they only see color green.. has nothing to do with skin color
  • by duh on Oct 25, 2010 at 07:17 PM
    just do a study and see how the Blacks are fined against the whites and dont forget about the number of tickets dismised... balck vs white and you will see what the jusges allow....
  • by SS Location: Lauderdale on Oct 25, 2010 at 11:27 AM
    If the system is corrupt, fix it.....But please don't expect us tax paying citzens to give a care if they don't have food or soap that they don't like. This is beyong stupid, this is a simple situation folks. If you don't get in trouble you don't have to go to JAIL!! And if you get in trouble it's your responsibility(yes, you have a responsibility) to find out about court dates, etc....why should the court contact you? You, the felon, convict, whatever, are in charge of that. There would be no need for a "SYSTEM", corrupt or otherwise if people chose to do the right thing!
  • by and the people said AMEN AMEN Location: MS on Oct 25, 2010 at 10:46 AM
    Peabody and Better Suggestion, I could not have said it better myself. Thanks for doing it for me.
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