Middletown NAACP leader: Martin Luther King would be ‘encouraged’ by Middletown police efforts

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Events Leading Up To The Death Of MLK

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Middletown NAACP chapter president Dora Bronston said that she has been fortunate enough to stand on the shoulders of many great men and women during her lifetime.

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of them. He was a catalyst for change,” she said.

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Dora Bronston, chapter president of the Middletown NAACP, said “Dr. (Martin Luther) King would be encouraged to see our law enforcement in Middletown.” April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.

Dora Bronston, chapter president of the Middletown NAACP, said “Dr. (Martin Luther) King would be encouraged to see our law enforcement in Middletown.” April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.

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Dora Bronston, chapter president of the Middletown NAACP, said “Dr. (Martin Luther) King would be encouraged to see our law enforcement in Middletown.” April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.

“I pray that more people would work towards the same goal. Dr. King would be encouraged to see our law enforcement in Middletown,” she said.

She added that Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw has been clear about addressing racial problems and his staff is “seen in our community in a supportive role as well as protective a role.”

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“He continues to work on building trust. If there are mistakes made, he will acknowledge them and work at resolving them,” Bronston said.

She noted that King would shame the people who do not vote or vote regularly after the many battles in the civil rights era to gain the right to vote.

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Martin Luther King Jr. sits in front of an American flag during a meeting in St. Augustine, Florida, June 1964.

Martin Luther King Jr. sits in front of an American flag during a meeting in St. Augustine, Florida, June 1964.

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Martin Luther King Jr. sits in front of an American flag during a meeting in St. Augustine, Florida, June 1964.

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