Texas NAACP calls out law enforcement’s response to Capitol riot as a double standard
The insurrection in Washington D.C. Wednesday has raised questions about how police reacted to the crowd that stormed the U.S. Capitol, with some critiquing law enforcement’s response as a double standard of justice. At issue is the question if rioters were Black, or of color, would the police have handled their response differently? Howard raised the question Thursday during a forum hosted by the Texas NAACP on day one of its statewide convention, which is being held virtually. Linder, Howard, and other leaders from Texas NAACP compared law enforcement’s response Wednesday to how it handled Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer. “I think a big part of my response to you is trust,” Randall said, in response to a question raised by Howard.