NAACP Calls for Investigation Into Air Marshals Targeting for Black Passengers

Baltimore, MD — The nation’s leading civil rights organization is calling for an investigation into recently revealed allegations of federal air-marshals targeting African American passengers.

The national office of the NAACP joins the Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP Branch in calling for an investigation into these claims.

“The targeting of the African American flyers is sickening and utterly unacceptable,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. “We are moving forcefully with our partners to issue requests to the Chairman and ranking members of the House Committee on Homeland Security for a complete investigation into these allegations.”

According to a report from Fox 46 in Charlotte, former air-marshal whistleblowers alleged they were “told…

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