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NAACP may protest Crist inauguration



The parents of Martin Lee Anderson, the teenager who died after rough handling by guards at a Panama City boot camp, stood outside Gov. Jeb Bush's office today to demand action in the case. And the NAACP said it is planning a protest of Charlie Crist's Jan. 2 inauguration if a resolution is not made by then.

"Justice is long delayed, long overdue," said state Sen. Frederica Wilson. At a podium where she addressed the media Monday, a sign indicated the number of days that have passed since the Anderson's death - 319 - and a large photo showed him in a casket.

Wilson suggested Bush was not holding his word to see resolution before he leaves office. And she said Gov-elect Crist is in a position now, as attorney general, to get things completed. See posting above for Bush's response.

A spokeswoman for Ober said the case is still under review and therefore, she could not comment.

-- Alex Leary and Jeff Solochek

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:40am]


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