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NAACP FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE JOINS CLEARWATER BRANCH IN REQUESTING FORMAL INVESTIGATION FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INTO MURDER OF MARKEIS MCGLOCTON

~The NAACP Florida State Conference requests a federal investigation and immediate intervention into the murder of Markeis McGlocton.. ~

FORT LAUDERDALE — The NAACP Florida State Conference joins the Clearwater Branch calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to open an immediate investigation and immediately intervene into the murder of Markeis McGlocton.

“We are shocked at the continuous information surrounding the murder of Markeis McGlocton,” says Adora Obi Nweze, who also serves as a member of the National Board of the NAACP. “This continuous misapplication of the Stand Your Ground Law in Florida is another example to the nation that we need answers and this law must be changed. How many more black men and women have to die based on this inhumane law? The NAACP calls the U.S. Department of Justice to take immediate action.”

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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. In 1941, the NAACP Florida State Conference was formed as the 1st State Conference in the nation. For more information on the NAACP Florida State Conference, please visit www.FLNAACP.com or follow us on Twitter @FLNAACP.

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