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From the moment it was established, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has been a vocal critic of police brutality.

The group’s members, mostly African American, have accused the police of targeting African Americans, especially black men.

In February, the NAACP released a new video featuring a group of officers in handcuffs and shackles discussing how to “disempower” black men in their custody.

The video was so inflammatory that it prompted a police union to issue a statement condemning the NAACP and demanding an investigation into the footage.

The NCAAP’s president, D.L. Edwards, said that his group is taking its criticisms “very seriously” and will continue to “monitor and address police misconduct”.

“We are disappointed in this latest incident and we have launched a new investigation to determine what happened,” he said in a statement.

“We have seen an uptick in police misconduct in recent months and we will not tolerate any misconduct by any police officer.”

The NACAP’s statement did not mention that the officers involved in the incident on Tuesday are African American.

However, the group’s national director, Rev. William Barber, has long said that “white police officers” have been the primary targets of the Black Lives Matter movement.

In a blog post published on Sunday, Barber said that the NACAPD has been “under siege” by “an entire generation of Black Americans” who are “determined to erase any legacy of slavery and oppression” from America.

“As a result of a failed civil rights movement, the Nacap is a pawn in a racist conspiracy to destroy the African American family,” Barber wrote.

“Black families have been systematically terrorized, beaten, threatened, arrested, and killed by police officers and federal law enforcement officials for generations.”

Last month, the Rev. Barber and other members of the NACP released a video of an officer fatally shooting a man who had attacked an officer.

The officer, who has not been named, said in the video that he shot the man after he threw a bottle at his vehicle.

A video later released by the group shows a black man with his hands in the air as he is led away by police.

The Rev. Barbers has also called for the release of a documentary that would “reveal the true scope of the racist and abusive history of the African-American community”.

“Our mission today is to protect the lives of black people and their families,” he wrote in the blog post.

“If we do not have justice, then we are all complicit.”

The latest incident occurred on Tuesday, with the National Guard patrolling the streets of Minneapolis after a violent rally.

In response to the protests, the city’s mayor, Betsy Hodges, signed a bill to create a commission to investigate police brutality, including whether officers were retaliating against demonstrators who disrupted the rally.

The commission has a mandate to report to the city council and the mayor, who will decide whether to implement the commission’s recommendations.

But the NAPA is also calling for the city to create “a transparent process for police accountability”, a demand that has drawn criticism from other civil rights groups.

“I do not want to see a city that is going to put in place an oversight process to determine whether the people who are serving on the police force are being treated fairly,” said Eddy.

“A transparent process is not something that I would like to see in my community.”

“The NCAAPD’s silence is deafening,” said Rev. Edward.

“It is time for a police commissioner and a mayor to hold these officers accountable and to create an environment where people can peacefully assemble without fear of police violence.”

The Rev Eddy Edwards is the author of Black Women’s Stories: An Anthology of Black Female Writers, edited by Nia Williams, and edited by Nancy Gibbs.

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