posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 09:23 PM
Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina are getting more than food, water and a cot to sleep on when they arrive at Wisconsin State Fair Park. They are getting
criminal background checks, a move that has infuriated the NAACP, whose president called it "very out of order" and degrading.
The Milwaukee chapter of the NAACP is angry that Hurricane Katrina evacuees are undergoing criminal background checks at State Fair Park.
Police and county officials say the criminal checks were done on about 200 evacuees to ensure everyone's safety. The majority of the evacuees are
Local NAACP president Jerry Ann Hamilton said the evacuees have already gone through enough. Milwaukee County Executive spokesman Rod McWilliams said
it was a very cursory check to identify anyone with an outstanding felony warrant.
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This really ticks me off to no End. Once again the NAACP is playing a race card when there is absolutely no reason for it.
What the story fails to tell you is that the majority preferred background checks and had no objection what so ever about them. I wish one of the
local TV stations had a clip of the interviews on local television so you could see it for yourself, but at this time there are none. If one becomes
available I will post the link so you can see for yourself it is not the evacuees making an issue out of this it is the NAACP.
Out of the two hundred evacuees that arrived they had two that objected to the background checks and I will let you guess which the two were refused
They did get shelter just not in the same area, one can only assume they had a history of Sex offenses, the local news did not give the exact reason
so that is just speculation on my part.
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