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NAACP suspends Waterbury critic over rants

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WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - The former president of the NAACP's Waterbury chapter has been suspended indefinitely from the national organization over comments he's made on Facebook and in emails.

The Republican-American of Waterbury reports that a recently disclosed letter written last month by national NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said Jimmie Griffin was suspended for making "defamatory and false allegations."

Griffin over the years has accused the NAACP of mismanagement, deception and apathy, and he's attacked several organization members personally.

Griffin says he received the letter last weekend and was stunned by the punishment. He criticized the organization for disregarding his free speech rights.

Waterbury NAACP President Victor Diaz says Griffin's vitriolic Facebook posts, emails and statements in the press finally became too much for NAACP officials to tolerate.

 

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