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Monday, July 2, 2007

More Calls for Kerlikowske’s Resignation

posted by on July 2 at 15:37 PM

Calling for Kerlikowske’s head is not just for the NAACP anymore.

The Minority Executive Director’s Coalition (MEDC) held a press conference at City Hall today and called for SPD Chief Gil Kerlikowske to resign.

This is a blow to Nickels who had been courting minority leaders behind the scenes to back his chief.

Roberto Maestas, Executive Director of El Centro de la Raza, a member organization of MEDC, made it plain, saying: “You know what chief, find another job.”

All the speakers, including NAACP head James Bible (who had already called for Kerlikowske to resign) emphasized that police accountability was an issue that affected all minority groups. Bible said: “This issue is not exclusively linked to African Americans. I am pleased that the MECD is calling for his resignation.”

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Nickels needs to fire the Chief. If he doesn't, the Council needs to impeach the Mayor.

Posted by Frank | July 2, 2007 4:51 PM

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