“Basically, like, I’m not getting shot by a police officer so they’re not going to come out and defend me,” said Steffon Josey-Davis, a black man who had aspired to be a police officer himself before getting into a legal fight over his firearm.
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The NAACP has refused to help Davis, and the young man has reason to be upset over the obvious hypocrisy in the group.
Davis had aspired to be a cop and fight crime in his city in New Jersey. But in 2013, Davis was pulled over in a routine traffic stop. He was then charged with a second-degree felony for having a legally owned firearm in his glove compartment.
Davis did not conceal the fact that he had a gun in the vehicle and told the police officer that he had a gun in the glove compartment. The gun was then seized without mention of any charges. The gun was loaded as Davis was a security guard at the time.
Instead of taking 5-10 years in prison Davis took a plea for a second-degree felony, and it ruined any chances of him becoming a police officer in the future.
So Davis decided to turn to the NAACP for help, for surely they would want to help a young black man who was fighting for his rights, right?
Apparently the NCAAP had no interest at all in helping the young man, and outright refused to do anything.
According to Breitbart.com,
Davis told Fox News, “I went to the NAACP but they refused to help me. They say ‘black lives matter,’ but obviously they…[all] don’t because I didn’t fit their agenda.”
Fox News’ Steve Ducey asked, “What do you mean by ‘didn’t fit their agenda’?”
Davis responded, “Basically, like, I’m not getting shot by a police officer so they’re not going to come out and defend me.”
Davis added: “I’m out here doing better for myself, and trying to provide for my family, and my life matters too.”
Ducey pointed out that Davis’ “last line” — his last chance — for changing things now is a direct appeal to Gov. Chris Christie (R) for pardon. Davis said he is already in the process of seeking that pardon and has a GoFundMe campaign opened to fund those efforts.