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Rosenstein calls for bold approach to violent crime during NAACP speech in Baltimore

Rosenstein calls for bold approach to violent crime during NAACP speech in Baltimore

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein cited the history of the NAACP and some of its most prominent past members, including the Rev. Martin Luther King, in calling on Tuesday for a bold but measured approach in addressing the increasing problem of violent crime in American cities.

The former top Maryland federal prosecutor delivered his remarks to kick-start Tuesday’s slate of activities at the 108th NAACP National Convention, a gathering of speakers and delegates from across the United States being held at the Baltimore Convention Center through Wednesday.

Rosenstein told delegates that even as King pursued a path of civil disobedience in his civil rights efforts during...

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