Push for stronger racial profiling laws and go to the polls in November — the message from N-Double-A-C-P President Cornell Brooks at a Baptist church service in Saint Paul after he met with Governor Mark Dayton and community leaders Sunday afternoon. Brooks told the cheering congregation at Progressive Baptist Church, “We must stand together, the Urban League, the NAACP, Black Lives Matter…. No matter where you are, no matter where you come from, you’ve got to take a strong stand against police brutality!”
Brooks said, “If we fought lynching robes and white sheets in the last century, we can fight guns and badges and blue uniforms and those who will lynch and dishonor their oaths in this century. That we can do!” Brooks’ visit comes less than a week after Philando Castile, a employee of the Saint Paul public schools, was fatally shot by an officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.