NAACP says new police “crackdowns” only target black neighborhoods

The Ouachita Parish NAACP thinks the city’s “crackdown” on crime and violence unfairly singles out the black community, while ignoring crime in other parts of the city.

In a prepared release, NAACP president Ambrose Douzart said the civil rights organization is concerned that the city’s new focus on crime gives the implication that all of Monroe’s crime is in South Monroe and is resulting in a cold reception by those in the law-abiding community.

“The NAACP, along with other members of the community have some questions and concerns that need to be answered in reference to the police raids in the black neighborhoods.,” said Douzart who added that because of the MPD’s targeting of Blacks only, the “b…


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