Florida NAACP Leader Testifies on Boot Camps

Adora Obi Nweze, head of the Florida chapter of the NAACP, testified yesterday before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and demanded an investigation into the state’s juvenile justice system, which has overseen the deaths of at least ten young men, mostly African-American, since 2000. “It is incumbent upon the federal government to ensure that the rights of Florida’s children are being protected, and from our viewpoint it does not appear that they are,” Nweze said. “Black Floridians are outraged that the state continues to neglect, harm and even kill our youth and appear to get away with it.”

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