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East Valley NAACP Calls for More Dialogue with Police

AZ Central, March 10, 2015 – Members of the East Valley chapter of the NAACP called for more dialogue between police and the community Tuesday in light of what they say are disparities in the arrest rate of Blacks versus non-Black people.

Floyd Galloway, chairman of the East Valley NAACP’s political-action committee, said his group wants to help prevent “the next Ferguson” from happening in the metro Phoenix area.

“The incident that happened in Ferguson is not an isolated incident,” Galloway said during a press conference. “There has been, unfortunately, a chasm between the Black community and policing for a number of decades.”

Read more at USA Today here.