The Cleveland chapter of the NAACP came out strongly against the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association’s earlier endorsement of Donald Trump for president.
In a strongly worded rebuke of the police union’s decision, the NAACP said their endorsement “reveals the CPPA’s goon mentality and disdain for the lives of those it is sworn to serve.”
The NAACP declared four major reasons why they oppose the police union’s endorsement of Trump. First, they said Cleveland police have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, and an endorsement of Trump is implicit support of his proposed renewal of “stop-and-frisk” policies nationwide, which were deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
Second, the civil rights group said Trump’s immigration police and their de facto support “violates every tenet of the American spirit.” They say public servants who have taken an oath to serve should completely reject his rhetoric.
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