Rock Hill NAACP standing behind efforts to shrink ‘Castle Doctrine’

South Carolina lawmakers could repeal a 2006 law similar to Florida’s Stand Your Ground law in light of the shooting of an unarmed teen. South Carolina Representative Bakari Sellers has filed a bill to undo the state’s expansion of the so-called Castle Doctrine. Columbia Free TimesIn 2006, South Carolina lawmakers did away with a person’s [...] Read More

County Councilman reacts to NAACP threats of legal action

York County Councilman Chad Williams says the president of the Rock Hill branch of the NAACP, Melvin Poole, approached the council again on minority hiring. And this time threatened legal action if the council didn’t act. Williams says Poole left before the council could even ask him any questions regarding the matter. And his organization [...] Read More

Clinton Junior College gets first NAACP Chapter

Rock Hill’s historically black Clinton Junior College has created its first-ever branch of the NAACP. Dozens of students turned out at the school’s gym for today’s announcement. Rock Hill N-double-A-C-P President Melvin Poole says students at Clinton Junior College showed interest in the civil rights organization. Poole says that approval came in October. Angelo Geter, [...] Read More