For Immediate Release
NAACP Statement on Explosion Near Colorado Springs Branch
BALTIMORE, Md. - On January 6, 2015, an explosive device detonated against an exterior wall of the building housing the Colorado Springs NAACP in Colorado Spring, Co. The investigation into this criminal act is being conducted as a joint effort with local and federal law enforcement resources. No injuries were reported.
“We at the NAACP are extremely thankful that no one was injured during this callous effort to distract the hard working members of our Association from the important civil rights issues of day,” said NAACP President & CEO Cornell William Brooks. “While the NAACP is an organization revered by many, we understand that there is a small group of detractors that rail against our work and may not mean us well. This minority has not and will not deter us. Whenever threatened, the NAACP doubles down for justice.”
The NAACP will remain vigilant as we await the details of this incident. We are heartened by the service of numerous volunteers who have visited our Colorado Springs office in recent days, lending their time and talents to our cause. We will continue to peacefully demonstrate to achieve justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and the other countless men and women who lost their lives to police violence and we will continue demand federal, state and local legislators to pass stronger reform around racial profiling, police accountability and excessive force in Missouri and across the country.
Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots–based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.