Pitt Co. NAACP President Disturbed By Fake Black Murder Suspect

The Pitt County NAACP President says he is disturbed, angry, and upset about a fake suspect in the killing of a Florida man in Greenville this weekend. Police say a white man, Kevin Kleber, made up claims that a black man killed his father Sunday at an apartment on East 10th Street. Thursday, police said Kleber confessed to killing his dad.

The president of the Pitt County chapter of the NAACP, Calvin Henderson, says an innocent black man who looked similar to the sketch could have been arrested.

"In this country, it's very dangerous because you can be the target of anybody's false accusations and incidents that happen. If you're black, you can just be picked out," said Henderson.

Henderson says this case is especially disturbing because of the history of African-Americans falsely accused of crimes. In 1994, Susan Smith made national headlines when she claimed a black man stole her car with her two young sons in the back seat. She later recanted and confessed she killed her sons. In 2008, John McCain volunteer Ashley Todd claimed a black Barack Obama supporter in Pennsylvania, carved the letter "b" on her face. She said admitted that wasn't true.

Both blacks and whites we spoke to say the developments in the Kleber case are disturbing. Others aren't sure it was racially motivated.

"He probably was just trying to find anyway to throw the police off so he could get away with the crime," said Felicia Braggs of Greenville.

Calvin Henderson says even though Monday is Martin Luther King Junior Day, and February is Black History month, there's still a lot of work to be done in the area of justice and equality for all people.

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  • by Same ole story Location: greenville on Mar 7, 2011 at 05:22 AM
    What should be even more alarming to NAACP are the real educated African Americans that work hard and look down on their own race because they realize how oppressed they have made themselves. One of the best articles I've read was by Dr. Walter Williams, a black professor at George Mason University. Man tells it like it is. See link below. I have found that black people tend to be the most racist. I am sure that a lot of black people will call me a white racist just because I am white. Isn’t that by definition a racist comment? You are calling me a racist just because of my skin color without knowing who I am. There are some people who are just ignorant and racist but it isn’t just reserved for white people. Most educated white people honestly don’t care what skin color you have as long as you work hard and are a law abiding citizen. Seriously, we don’t care. http://washingtonexaminer.com/node/350391#
  • by Ms.Obvious Location: Greenville on Feb 13, 2011 at 06:40 PM
    To mary in greenville: Based on your comment, perhaps it isn't racism you are facing on a daily basis; it may just be a simple reaction to your ignorance. Any organization that promotes one race over another is promoting racism. The title of the group alone is cause for concern: national association for the advancement of COLORED people. Come on! Yes, there are issues that need to be addressed, but that is true of all races. And if I were to start a group called NAAWP how do you think that would go over? I dare say you are smart enough to know better. What this man did was lie, and a lie is a lie nomatter about whom the lie is told. Would you stand and express your objection if the police were told the assailant were Latino, female, or a blond-haired, blue-eyed white male? No? Then considered yourself racist and sexist!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM
    they can focus on those two commited sexual assault in the classroom. See WITN for story. 2 birds in the hands are worth one in the bush.
  • by DS Location: ENC on Feb 11, 2011 at 11:13 AM
    Pick a REAL one & go from there. There's plenty to choose from. Why waste the carbon? I'm white & black people have been racist to me on MORE than just a few occasions. The latest trend is black people trying to jump line in stores, b/c they think WP won't say anything. If you think I let the last one get away with it, you're wrong. WP are stupid IMO. They let these blacks that think they are owed something walk all over them. I couldn't help what color I was born, I didn't own any slaves, and you never been a slave. I don't owe you or any other blacks anything. Keep to yourselves all of you inc me and we'll all be just fine. All blacks must think all WO were are card carrying members of the KKK. Well I say that if NAACP has a right to meet and Terrorist Muslim groups have a right to meet then by God, any white org.has the same right. We are all going to end up fighting each other and the Asians & Mexicans are taking over while we fight over reparations!! IDIOTS!
  • by J Location: NC on Feb 2, 2011 at 06:35 AM
    guess what,on UNC tv,I saw where a BLACK wood worker,back in the day,owned 9 slaves.I also read in the history books,African people were the first to sale a slave,these things are never mentioned when it comes to race or NAACP,go figure!!!!
  • by intheper on Jan 31, 2011 at 04:53 AM
    wonder if he will be more disturbed by these posts? nah. probably not. the naacp IS a sick joke. they know it, but they are arrogant and pompous. its all for the money!
  • by mary Location: greenville on Jan 30, 2011 at 08:36 PM
    As a black person, I face racism on a daily basis. I am appalled that this white boy, just like Susan Smith, accused a black man for their crimes. Typical. White folks are just like their ancestors putting blinders on to the oppression and lynching of the black race. I am glad that the NAACP and its members are a voice for the hatred that black people face. It's a proven fact that racism is alive and well and growing. The NAACP doesn't encourage harming other human beings of other races like the disgusting hateful white supremest groups. They simply give a voice to issues that need to be addressed.
  • by WITN is RACIST Location: Greenville NC on Jan 27, 2011 at 09:20 AM
    WITN is part of the problem and I know this probably won't get posted but I want to point out something. Look at the bottom right hand side of this Web page, and notice the "Most Commented" box. This box is supposed to show all of the recent stories that have the most comments. This "Pitt Co. NAACP President Disturbed By Fake Black Murder Suspect" has 219 comments at 12:18 pm on 1/27/2011 and is not in that category, while the "White Nationalist Group To Meet In Charlotte" that only has 108 comments in the "Most Commented" box. What a bunch of crap WITN is!!!
  • by Bruce the Shark Location: Greenville on Jan 22, 2011 at 05:06 PM
    Remember this, all of you democrats that voted for entitlements, government handouts, more for less, free this free that, President oboma wants to make all of the illegial aliens citizens and give them benefits. A friend of mine that runs several framing crews in Greenville highers hispanics for two simple reasons. First,they show up for work on time and work. Second, they don't bitch and complain all day about working. They want to work so that they can improve their lives and the lives of their family memebers. When a hispanic couple, not a single women, has a baby, they arrange to make payments to the hospital instead of letting medicade take care of the bill. I have alot of respect for those that are responsible for themselves instead of depending on the government to take cre of them. You never her a hispanic claim that because of the Spanish American War that we owe them reparations and a life of leisure like some people.
  • by intheper Location: the per on Jan 22, 2011 at 02:50 PM
    they are angry? really? maybe they should have been more angry for backing the false story of the black woman who claimed falsely that she was raped by the lacrosse team. the naacp is a joke, always will be.

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